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Amendments to the Water Bill [HL]

Water Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT

 

Clause 19

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 22, line 33, at end insert—
    "(5B)  All licenses which were hitherto expressed under subsection (5) of section 46 as remaining in force until revoked shall, over a 6 year period beginning on the 15th July 2012, be reissued to state—
    (a)  the date on which they take effect, and
    (b)  the date on which they expire."
Page 22, line 33, at end insert—
    "(5B)  Every licence under this Chapter shall be subject to a duty to use the water abstracted in an efficient manner, so as to further water conservation."
 

Clause 27

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 32, line 21, leave out paragraph (c)
 

Before Clause 28

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Insert the following new Clause—
  "General provisions with respect to water
  In section 6(2)b of the Environment Act 1995 (c. 25), at end insert "in particular the efficient use of water by all abstractors""
 

Clause 35

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 38, line 15, at end insert—
    "(13)  The Council shall exercise and perform its powers and duties so as to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development."
 

Clause 39

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Page 44, line 35, at end insert—
    "(1A)  In particular, before any alteration to the water pricing or consumer charging regimes the Authority shall receive guidance to—
    (a)  define a household income to water charge ratio below which consumers will be regarded as likely to have difficulty in paying such charges; and
    (b)  set out such new measures to be undertaken by the Secretary of State or the Assembly as will address such difficulties."
 

After Clause 59

 

THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER
THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH

Insert the following new Clause—
 

"WATER CONSERVATION

  Water conservation duty for all public bodies
  It is the duty of—
(a)  any Minister of the Crown (within the meaning of the Ministers of the Crown Act 1975 (c. 26));
(b)  any government department;
(c)  the National Assembly for Wales;
(d)  a person holding office—
(i)  under the Crown;
(ii)  created or continued in existence by a public general Act of Parliament; or
(iii)  the remuneration in respect of which is paid out of money provided by Parliament;
(e)  a statutory undertaker (meaning the persons referred to in section 262(1), (3) and (6) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8)); and
(f)  any other public body of any description;
  in carrying out his or its functions, to have regard, so far as is consistent with the proper exercise of those functions, to the purpose of furthering the conservation of water."

 
 
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