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Amendments to the Water Bill [HL]

Water Bill [HL]


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
ON THIRD READING


 

Before Clause 1

 

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;
(iv)  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
(v)  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."
 

Clause 9

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 10, line 22, leave out from "prevent" to end of line 23 and insert "an immediate risk—
(a)  to a human being of death, personal injury or harm to health;"
 

Clause 21

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 23, leave out lines 21 to 24 and insert—
"(2A)  For the purposes of section 61(4A) below—
(a)  every full licence under this Chapter which is for a term exceeding twelve years shall; and
(b)  any transfer licence under this Chapter which is for a term exceeding twelve years may,
  specify a minimum value for the quantity referred to in subsection (2)(a) above."
 

Clause 23

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 25, leave out lines 13 and 14
Page 25, line 15, leave out "such notices" and insert "notices of appeal under subsection (1C) above"
 

Clause 29

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 33, line 25, leave out from "protect" to end of line 26 and insert "from serious damage—
(i)  any inland waters,
(ii)  any water contained in underground strata,
(iii)  any underground strata themselves,
  or any flora or fauna dependent on any of them."
Page 33, line 28, at end insert—
"(   )  Expressions used in sub-paragraphs (i), (ii) and (iii) of subsection (1)(d) are to be construed in accordance with section 221 of the WRA, and "waters", in relation to a lake, pond, river or watercourse which is for the time being dry, includes its bottom, channel or bed."
 

Clause 91

 

THE LORD LIVSEY OF TALGARTH
THE BARONESS MILLER OF CHILTHORNE DOMER

Page 108, line 19, at end insert—
"(5)  The Secretary of State shall, within 2 years of the coming into force of this section, make regulations providing that the ownership of private sewers connected to the public system shall be transferred to sewerage undertakers or local authorities.
(6)  Regulations may not be made under subsection (5) unless a draft of the statutory instrument containing the regulations has been laid before and approved by a resolution of both Houses of Parliament."
 

Schedule 4

 

THE LORD WHITTY

Page 139, line 2, leave out "to (4)" and insert "and (3)"
Page 144, line 24, after "share" insert "at such time and"
Page 171, leave out line 43 and insert "first day on which all of the provisions of this Schedule and Schedule 8 are in force."

 
 
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4 July 2003