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Water Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON REPORT


 

Clause 38

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 44, line 9, leave out ", 66G" and insert "to 66H"
 

Schedule 4

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 132, line 3, leave out subsection (6)
Page 164, line 23, leave out "a" and insert "the"
Page 165, line 13, leave out from "agreement" to end of line 15 and insert "for a supply of water in bulk"
 

Schedule 8

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 184, line 36, at end insert—
"(   )      Section 174 of the Water Act 1989 (c. 15) (general restrictions on disclosure of information) is amended as follows.
(   )      In paragraph (b) of subsection (2), for "or a sewerage undertaker" there is substituted ", sewerage undertaker or company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991".
(   )      In paragraph (c) of that subsection, for "203(1) or (2)" there is substituted "203(1), (1A), (2) or (2A)".
(   )      In subsection (6)(a), after "sewerage undertaker" there is inserted ", or with the carrying on by a company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991 of activities under its licence,"."
Page 198, line 14, leave out "or 79" and insert "and 79"
Page 198, line 25, leave out "or 79" and insert "and 79"
Page 200, line 29, at end insert—
"(   )      Section 162 (works in connection with metering) is amended as follows.
(   )      In subsection (1A), in paragraph (a) at the end there is inserted "or".
(   )      In that subsection, after paragraph (c) there is inserted "or
(d)  a licensed water supplier supplies water to those premises using the undertaker's supply system."
(   )      After that subsection there is inserted—
"(1B)      In subsection (1A)(d) above, the reference to the supply system of a water undertaker shall be construed in accordance with section 17B(5) above.""
Page 200, line 31, at end insert—
"(   )      Section 175 (offence of tampering with meter) is amended as follows.
(   )      In subsection (1)(a), after "undertaker" there is inserted "or licensed water supplier".
(   )      In subsection (2), for the words from "consent" to the end there is substituted "appropriate consent".
(   )      After that subsection there is inserted—
"(3)      In subsection (2) above, the "appropriate consent" means—
(a)  if the meter is used by one relevant undertaker, the consent of that undertaker;
(b)  if the meter is used by one licensed water supplier, the consent of that supplier;
(c)  if the meter is used by two or more of the following persons—
(i)  a relevant undertaker;
(ii)  a licensed water supplier,
      the consent of each of those persons.
(4)      In subsection (3) above, references to the consent of a relevant undertaker are references to consent under section 176 below.""
Page 203, line 11, at end insert—
"(   )      In that subsection, in paragraph (c), for "203(1) or (2)" there is substituted "203(1), (1A), (2) or (2A)"."
Page 205, line 38, at end insert—
"(   )      The WRA is amended as follows.
(   )      In section 203 (exchange of information with respect to pollution incidents etc)—
(a)  after subsection (1) there is inserted—
"(1A)  It shall be the duty of the Agency to provide a licensed water supplier with all such information to which this section applies as is in the possession of the Agency and is reasonably requested by the supplier for purposes connected with the carrying on of activities under its licence.";
(b)  after subsection (2) there is inserted—
"(2A)  It shall be the duty of every licensed water supplier to provide the Agency with all such information to which this section applies as is in the possession of the supplier and is reasonably requested by the Agency for purposes connected with the carrying out of any of its functions.";
(c)  for subsection (3) there is substituted—
"(3)  Information provided to a water undertaker, to a licensed water supplier or to the Agency under subsection (1), (1A), (2) or (2A) above shall be provided in such form and in such manner and at such times as the undertaker, the supplier or the Agency, as the case may be, may reasonably require.";
(d)  in subsection (4)—
(i)  for "subsection (1) or (2)" there is inserted "subsection (1), (1A), (2) or (2A)"; and
(ii)  after "undertaker" there is inserted ", to a licensed water supplier";
(e)  in subsection (5), for "a water undertaker under subsection (2) above shall" there is substituted—
"(a)  a water undertaker under subsection (2) above; or
(b)  a licensed water supplier under subsection (2A) above,
shall"; and
(f)  after subsection (7) there is inserted—
"(8)  Any reference in this section to a licensed water supplier is a reference to a company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991."
(   )      In section 204 (restriction on disclosure of information)—
(a)  in paragraph (b) of subsection (2), for "or sewerage undertaker" there is substituted ", sewerage undertaker or company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991";
(b)  in paragraph (c) of that subsection, for "203(1) or (2)" there is substituted "203(1), (1A), (2) or (2A)"; and
(c)  in subsection (4)(a), after "sewerage undertaker" there is inserted ", or with the carrying on by a company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991 of activities under its licence,"."
Page 206, leave out lines 14 and 15 and insert—
""(aa)  a qualifying licensed water supplier within the meaning of subsection (6) of section 23 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (meaning and effect of special administration order),"

 
 
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