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Public Bill Committee: 3 December 2013                  

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Water Bill, continued

 
 

(5)    

A direction under subsection (4) must be given within the period of 14 days

 

beginning with the day after the day on which notice is given under subsection

 

(3), and the Authority may not issue the revised rules in question before—

 

(a)    

that period of 14 days expires, or

 

(b)    

the Minister notifies the Authority that no direction under subsection (4)

 

will be given in relation to the revised rules,

 

    

whichever is the sooner.

 

(6)    

Once the Authority has issued the revised rules, it must give notice as soon as

 

reasonably practicable of—

 

(a)    

the issuing of the revised rules, and

 

(b)    

as regards each revision contained in them, whether in the view of the

 

Authority the revision falls within paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1).

 

(7)    

Notice under subsection (6) is to be given to such persons as the Authority

 

considers appropriate.

 

(8)    

Unless the Authority gives notice that a revision in revised rules is in the view of

 

the Authority a revision falling within subsection (1)(a), the revision ceases to

 

have effect at the end of the period of six months beginning with the day after that

 

on which the revised rules are issued.

 

(9)    

In this section “the Minister” has the meaning given by section 51CE.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

18

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  10,  page  32,  leave out lines 37 to 41 and insert—

 

‘(7)    

In this section “the Minister” means—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State, so far as the guidance is as to the content of rules

 

relating to section 51A agreements for the vesting of water mains or

 

service pipes in water undertakers whose areas are wholly or mainly in

 

England;

 

(b)    

the Welsh Ministers, so far as the guidance is as to the content of rules

 

relating to section 51A agreements for the vesting of water mains or

 

service pipes in water undertakers whose areas are wholly or mainly in

 

Wales.’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

87

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  11,  page  36,  line  45,  leave out ‘review’ and insert ‘revise’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

19

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  11,  page  37,  leave out lines 17 to 21 and insert—

 

‘(5)    

In this section “the Minister” means—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State, so far as the code relates to section 104 agreements

 

for the vesting of sewers, drains or sewage disposal works in sewerage

 

undertakers whose areas are wholly or mainly in England;

 

(b)    

the Welsh Ministers, so far as the code relates to section 104 agreements

 

for the vesting of sewers, drains or sewage disposal works in sewerage

 

undertakers whose areas are wholly or mainly in Wales.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 December 2013                  

70

 

Water Bill, continued

 
 

Dan Rogerson

 

88

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  11,  page  38,  line  13,  leave out ‘specify’ and insert ‘make provision about’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

89

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  11,  page  38,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

publication of the charges that may be imposed.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

20

 

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Clause  11,  page  38,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The rules may require a sewerage undertaker, upon declaring a sewer, drain or

 

sewage disposal works to be vested in the undertaker in accordance with a section

 

104 agreement, to pay to other party to the agreement an amount (which may be

 

nil) determined in accordance with the rules.

 

(2B)    

Rules made by virtue of subsection (2A) may, in particular, provide for the

 

determination to take into account—

 

(a)    

revenue that might be derived from the sewer, drain or sewage disposal

 

works in question;

 

(b)    

costs that might have been incurred in providing such a sewer, drain or

 

sewage disposal works.

 

(2C)    

The rules may also make provision as to—

 

(a)    

the amount of security that may be required by a sewerage undertaker for

 

the purposes of any charges imposed by the sewerage undertaker under a

 

section 104 agreement;

 

(b)    

the type of security that may be required;

 

(c)    

the payment of interest on a sum deposited with a sewerage undertaker

 

by way of security.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

21

 

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Clause  11,  page  38,  line  29,  leave out ‘A code’ and insert ‘The rules’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

90

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  11,  page  38,  line  31,  leave out ‘review’ and insert ‘revise’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

91

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  11,  page  38,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Authority must issue revised rules if—

 

(a)    

guidance is issued under section 105ZH, and

 

(b)    

the Authority, having regard to that guidance, considers that it is

 

appropriate to revise the rules.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

92

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  11,  page  38,  line  38,  leave out ‘any’ and insert ‘the’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 December 2013                  

71

 

Water Bill, continued

 
 

Dan Rogerson

 

22

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  11,  page  39,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Authority must specify the period (“the consultation period”) within which

 

the relevant persons may make representations about the proposed rules.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

23

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  11,  page  39,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

Before rules under section 105ZF prepared by the Authority are issued, the

 

Minister may direct the Authority not to issue the rules.

 

(5)    

In subsection (4) “the Minister” means—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State, so far as the rules relate to section 104 agreements

 

for the vesting of sewers, drains or sewage disposal works in sewerage

 

undertakers whose areas are wholly or mainly in England;

 

(b)    

the Welsh Ministers, so far as the rules relate to section 104 agreements

 

for the vesting of sewers, drains or sewage disposal works in sewerage

 

undertakers whose areas are wholly or mainly in Wales.

 

(6)    

A direction under subsection (4) must be given within the period of 28 days

 

beginning with the day after the end of the consultation period, and rules may not

 

be issued before that period of 28 days has expired.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

24

 

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Clause  11,  page  39,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

This section is subject to section 105ZGA.

 

             105ZGA Rules under section 105ZF: minor or urgent revisions

 

(1)    

This section applies if the Authority proposes to issue revised rules under section

 

105ZF and, in the view of the Authority, the revision or each of the revisions

 

proposed to be made is—

 

(a)    

a revision for which consultation is unnecessary, or

 

(b)    

a revision that it is necessary or desirable to make without delay.

 

(2)    

Section 105ZG does not apply to the proposed revised rules.

 

(3)    

Before issuing the revised rules, the Authority must give notice to the Minister of

 

its intention to issue revised rules.

 

(4)    

Before the revised rules are issued, the Minister may direct the Authority not to

 

issue the revised rules.

 

(5)    

A direction under subsection (4) must be given within the period of 14 days

 

beginning with the day after the day on which notice is given under subsection

 

(3), and the Authority may not issue the revised rules in question before—

 

(a)    

that period of 14 days expires, or

 

(b)    

the Minister notifies the Authority that no direction under subsection (4)

 

will be given in relation to the revised rules,

 

    

whichever is the sooner.

 

(6)    

Once the Authority has issued the revised rules, it must give notice as soon as

 

reasonably practicable of—

 

(a)    

the issuing of the revised rules, and

 

(b)    

as regards each revision contained in them, whether in the view of the

 

Authority the revision falls within paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1).

 

(7)    

Notice under subsection (6) is to be given to such persons as the Authority

 

considers appropriate.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 December 2013                  

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Water Bill, continued

 
 

(8)    

Unless the Authority gives notice that a revision in revised rules is in the view of

 

the Authority a revision falling within subsection (1)(a), the revision ceases to

 

have effect at the end of the period of six months beginning with the day after that

 

on which the revised rules are issued.

 

(9)    

In this section “the Minister” has the meaning given by section 105ZG.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

25

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  11,  page  39,  leave out lines 20 to 24 and insert—

 

‘(7)    

In this section “the Minister” means—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State, so far as the guidance is as to the content of rules

 

relating to section 104 agreements for the vesting of sewers, drains or

 

sewage disposal works in sewerage undertakers whose areas are wholly

 

or mainly in England;

 

(b)    

the Welsh Ministers, so far as the guidance is as to the content of rules

 

relating to section 104 agreements for the vesting of sewers, drains or

 

sewage disposal works in sewerage undertakers whose areas are wholly

 

or mainly in Wales.’.

 


 

Thomas Docherty

 

133

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  40,  line  11,  at end insert ‘and the Canal and River Trust.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

26

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  12,  page  40,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

make provision excepting water supply agreements of such description

 

as the regulations may specify from the effect of—

 

(i)    

any provision of the regulations, or

 

(ii)    

any provision of the codes or rules made under the regulations.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

27

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  12,  page  40,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

Nothing in provision made under this Chapter affects a water supply agreement

 

made before any regulations under this section first come into force.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

28

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  12,  page  41,  line  33,  leave out ‘subsection’ and insert ‘subsections (2A)

 

and’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

29

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  12,  page  41,  line  45,  leave out ‘to require rules to be revised or’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

30

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  12,  page  41,  line  46,  leave out ‘or revised’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 December 2013                  

73

 

Water Bill, continued

 
 

Dan Rogerson

 

31

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  12,  page  41,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Regulations conferring a power on the Minister as described in subsection (1)(f)

 

must provide that—

 

(a)    

if the power is exercised to impose a requirement in respect of

 

agreements for such supplies of water as are referred to in paragraph (a)

 

or (b) of the definition of “the Minister” in section 66M(3), it may not be

 

exercised again in respect of such supplies of water as are referred to in

 

that paragraph, and

 

(b)    

if the power to impose a requirement in respect of agreements for such

 

supplies of water as are referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) of the definition

 

of “the Minister” in section 66M(3) is not exercised on the first occasion

 

on which it may be so exercised, it may not be exercised in respect of

 

such agreements as are referred to in that paragraph on a later occasion.’.

 

Thomas Docherty

 

134

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  42,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(ca)    

the Canal and River Trust,’.

 


 

Thomas Docherty

 

135

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  16,  page  47,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(i)    

make provision for section [Billing information: affordability].

 

Thomas Docherty

 

138

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  16,  page  47,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

‘(i)    

make provision about the rates of charges to household premises and

 

non-household premises.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

93

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  16,  page  48,  line  11,  leave out ‘review the’ and insert ‘revise’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

94

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  16,  page  48,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Authority must issue revised rules if—

 

(a)    

guidance is issued under section 143D, and

 

(b)    

the Authority, having regard to that guidance, considers that it is

 

appropriate to revise the rules.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

32

 

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Clause  16,  page  48,  line  34,  leave out from ‘rules’ to end of line 35.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 December 2013                  

74

 

Water Bill, continued

 
 

Dan Rogerson

 

33

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  16,  page  49,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

This section is subject to section 143CA.

 

             143CA Rules under section 143B: minor or urgent revisions

 

(1)    

This section applies if the Authority proposes to issue revised rules under section

 

143B and, in the view of the Authority, the revision or each of the revisions

 

proposed to be made is—

 

(a)    

a revision for which consultation is unnecessary, or

 

(b)    

a revision that it is necessary or desirable to make without delay.

 

(2)    

Section 143C does not apply to the proposed revised rules.

 

(3)    

Before issuing the revised rules, the Authority must give notice to the Minister of

 

its intention to issue revised rules.

 

(4)    

Before the revised rules are issued, the Minister may direct the Authority not to

 

issue the revised rules.

 

(5)    

A direction under subsection (4) must be given within the period of 14 days

 

beginning with the day after the day on which notice is given under subsection

 

(3), and the Authority may not issue the revised rules in question before—

 

(a)    

that period of 14 days expires, or

 

(b)    

the Minister notifies the Authority that no direction under subsection (4)

 

will be given in relation to the revised rules,

 

    

whichever is the sooner.

 

(6)    

Once the Authority has issued the revised rules, it must give notice as soon as

 

reasonably practicable of—

 

(a)    

the issuing of the revised rules, and

 

(b)    

as regards each revision contained in them, whether in the view of the

 

Authority the revision falls within paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1).

 

(7)    

Notice under subsection (6) is to be given to such persons as the Authority

 

considers appropriate.

 

(8)    

Unless the Authority gives notice that a revision in revised rules is in the view of

 

the Authority a revision falling within subsection (1)(a), the revision ceases to

 

have effect at the end of the period of six months beginning with the day after that

 

on which the revised rules are issued.

 

(9)    

In this section “the Minister” has the meaning given by section 143C.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

95

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  16,  page  49,  line  4,  leave out ‘must’ and insert ‘may’.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

96

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  17,  page  50,  line  8,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

make provision about publication of the charges that may be

 

imposed.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

97

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  17,  page  50,  line  47,  leave out ‘review’ and insert ‘revise’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 3 December 2013                  

75

 

Water Bill, continued

 
 

Dan Rogerson

 

98

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  17,  page  50,  line  48,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Authority must issue revised rules if—

 

(a)    

guidance is issued under section 144ZC, and

 

(b)    

the Authority, having regard to that guidance, considers that it is

 

appropriate to revise the rules.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

34

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  17,  page  51,  line  20,  leave out from ‘rules’ to end of line 21.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

35

 

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Clause  17,  page  51,  line  32,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

This section is subject to section 144ZBA.

 

             144ZBA Rules under section 144ZA: minor or urgent revisions

 

(1)    

This section applies if the Authority proposes to issue revised rules under section

 

144ZA and, in the view of the Authority, the revision or each of the revisions

 

proposed to be made is—

 

(a)    

a revision for which consultation is unnecessary, or

 

(b)    

a revision that it is necessary or desirable to make without delay.

 

(2)    

Section 144ZB does not apply to the proposed revised rules.

 

(3)    

Before issuing the revised rules, the Authority must give notice to the Minister of

 

its intention to issue revised rules.

 

(4)    

Before the revised rules are issued, the Minister may direct the Authority not to

 

issue the revised rules.

 

(5)    

A direction under subsection (4) must be given within the period of 14 days

 

beginning with the day after the day on which notice is given under subsection

 

(3), and the Authority may not issue the revised rules in question before—

 

(a)    

that period of 14 days expires, or

 

(b)    

the Minister notifies the Authority that no direction under subsection (4)

 

will be given in relation to the revised rules,

 

    

whichever is the sooner.

 

(6)    

Once the Authority has issued the revised rules, it must give notice as soon as

 

reasonably practicable of—

 

(a)    

the issuing of the revised rules, and

 

(b)    

as regards each revision contained in them, whether in the view of the

 

Authority the revision falls within paragraph (a) or (b) of subsection (1).

 

(7)    

Notice under subsection (6) is to be given to such persons as the Authority

 

considers appropriate.

 

(8)    

Unless the Authority gives notice that a revision in revised rules is in the view of

 

the Authority a revision falling within subsection (1)(a), the revision ceases to

 

have effect at the end of the period of six months beginning with the day after that

 

on which the revised rules are issued.

 

(9)    

In this section “the Minister” has the meaning given by section 144ZB.’.

 



 
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