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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 3 December 2013

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Water Bill


 

[FIRST AND SECOND SITTINGS]


 

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

 

That—

 

(1)  

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

 

December) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 3 December;

 

(b)  

at 1.00 pm on Thursday 5 December;

 

(c)  

at 8.55 am and 1.30 pm on Tuesday 10 December;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 12 December;

 

(e)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 17 December;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

      TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 3

Until no later

Water Services Regulation

 
 

December

than 10.15 am

Authority (Ofwat)

 
   

Water Industry Commission for

 
   

Scotland

 
   

Water UK

 
   

Business Stream

 
 

Tuesday 3

Until no later

Consumer Council for Water

 
 

December

than 11.25 am

Dr Peter Kenway, Director, New

 
   

Policy Institute and co-author of

 
   

The Water Industry: a case to

 
   

answer

 
 

Tuesday 3

Until no later

Association of British Insurers

 
 

December

than 3.15 pm

National Flood Forum

 
   

British Insurance Brokers’

 
   

Association

 
   

Council of Mortgage Lenders

 
 

Tuesday 3

Until no later

Environment Agency

 
 

December

than 3.35 pm

  
 

Tuesday 3

Until no later

Blueprint for Water Coalition

 
 

December

than 4.05 pm

Chartered Institution of Water and

 
   

Environmental Management

 
 

Tuesday 3

Until no later

Department for Environment,

 
 

December

than 4.50 pm

Food and Rural Affairs

 

 
 

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Water Bill, continued

 
 

(3)  

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

 

(4)  

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

 

Agency;

 

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

 

Coalition;

 

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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