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Tuesday 3 December 2013


Public Bill Committee Proceedings


Water Bill




Dan Rogerson


That, in the Table in paragraph (2) of the Resolution agreed by the Programming Sub-


Committee at its meeting on Thursday 28 November, in the second entry for Tuesday 3


December, leave out ‘Which?’.


Agreed to



Dan Rogerson


Agreed to





the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 3


December) meet—



at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 3 December;



at 1.00 pm on Thursday 5 December;



at 8.55 am and 1.30 pm on Tuesday 10 December;



at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 12 December;



at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 17 December;



the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following










Tuesday 3

Until no later

Water Services Regulation



than 10.15 am

Authority (Ofwat)


Water Industry Commission for




Water UK


Business Stream


Tuesday 3

Until no later

Consumer Council for Water



than 11.25 am

Dr Peter Kenway, Director, New


Policy Institute and co-author of


The Water Industry: a case to




Tuesday 3

Until no later

Association of British Insurers



than 3.15 pm

National Flood Forum


British Insurance Brokers’




Council of Mortgage Lenders


Tuesday 3

Until no later

Environment Agency



than 3.35 pm


Tuesday 3

Until no later

Blueprint for Water Coalition



than 4.05 pm

Chartered Institution of Water and


Environmental Management


Tuesday 3

Until no later

Department for Environment,



than 4.50 pm

Food and Rural Affairs



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Water Bill, continued



proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the


following order: Clause 1; Schedules 1 and 2; Clauses 2 to 4; Schedules 3 and


4; Clause 5; Schedule 5; Clauses 6 to 35; Schedule 6; Clauses 36 to 40;


Schedule 7; Clauses 41 to 44; Schedule 8; Clauses 45 to 50; Schedule 9;


Clause 51; Schedule 10; Clauses 52 to 57; new Clauses; new Schedules;


remaining proceedings on the Bill; and



the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a


conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 17 December.



Dan Rogerson


That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the


Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.


Agreed to



Dan Rogerson


That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the


Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.


Agreed to



The following witnesses gave oral evidence:


Cathryn Ross, Chief Executive, Ofwat;


Alan Sutherland, Chief Executive, Water Industry Commission for Scotland;


Rob Wesley, Head of Policy, Water UK;


Mark Powles, Chief Executive, Business Stream;


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Water Bill, continued


Tony Smith, Chief Executive, Consumer Council for Water;


Dame Yve Buckland, Chair, Consumer Council for Water;


Dr Peter Kenway, Director, New Policy Institute;


Aidan Kerr, Assistant Director: Head of Property, Fraud and Specialist Lines, Association of Brit­


ish Insurers;


Paul Cobbing, Chief Executive, National Flood Forum;


Graeme Trudgill, Head of Corporate Affairs, British Insurance Brokers Association;


Paul Smee, Director General, Council of Mortgage Lenders;


Trevor Bishop, Head of Water Resources, Environment Agency;


Pete Fox, Head of Strategy and Investment (Flood and Coastal Risk Management), Environment




Dr Rose O’Neill, WWF-UK, Freshwater Programme Manager (UK Rivers), Blueprint for Water




Rob Cunningham, RSPB, Head of Water Policy, Blueprint for Water Coalition;


Colin Fenn, Chairman of CIWEM’s Water Resources Panel, Chartered Institution of Water and


Environmental Management;


Dan Rogerson MP, Minister, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs;


Gabrielle Edwards, Policy Official, Department for Envionment, Food and Rural Affairs;


Dan Osgood, Policy Official, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.



[Adjourned until Thursday at 1.00 pm


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