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271

 

House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 12 December 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

Water Bill Committee 247-269

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Water Bill

 

General duties with respect to water industry: consumer objective

 

Thomas Docherty

 

NC45

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘In pursuit of its duty under section 2 (general duties with respect to water

 

industry) of the Water Industry Act 1991 the Authority must—

 

(a)    

take into account all information provided by section [Duties of

 

undertakers to furnish the Secretary of State with information: annual

 

review]; and

 

(b)    

may consider such information when determining whether reopening a

 

review of prices would further the consumer objective, set out in

 

paragraph (2A)(a) of the 1991 Act.’.

 

Provision of information to water companies: landlords

 

Thomas Docherty

 

NC46

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Water Industry Act 1991 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

After section 207 (Provision of false information) there is inserted—

 

“Provision of information to water companies: landlords

 

          

Where a water company does not have information about a resident in

 

a property that is using water, if the occupants of that property are

 

tenants, the landlord must, on request, provide to the water company

 

contact details for the tenants.”.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 12 December 2013                  

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Water Bill, continued

 
 

Water companies: recovery of losses

 

Thomas Docherty

 

NC47

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State, or the Authority, may prohibit losses to a water company

 

due to non-payment of bills from being recovered through charges on customers.

 

(2)    

This section comes into force on the day after the Secretary of State has laid

 

before Parliament a report setting out how water companies have failed to take

 

action on these matters.’.

 

Exit from the non-household retail market (No. 3)

 

Thomas Docherty

 

NC48

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

A company appointed to be a water undertaker under section 6 of the Water

 

Industry Act 1991, prior to Royal Assent of this Act, may choose to provide to—

 

(a)    

the retail market; or

 

(b)    

the wholesale market

 

    

only.

 

(2)    

Any choice by a water company to only provide to one type of market under

 

subsection (1) is subject to the approval of the Secretary of State.’.

 

Costs and benefits of requirement to facilitate fitting of sprinklers

 

Thomas Docherty

 

NC49

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall, within 12 months of this Act coming into force,

 

publish a review into the costs and benefits of amending section 57 of the Water

 

Industry Act 1991 to require the water undetaker to supply water to new

 

properties in order to facilitate the fitting of sprinklers for fire prevention.’.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 12 December 2013:

 

 

Amendments 197, 204-210, 190.

 


 
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