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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 10 December 2013        

30

 

Water Bill, continued

 
 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  38

 

Clause  35,  page  70,  leave out lines 13 to 16 and insert—

 

‘(1)    

Except where otherwise provided, the functions of the CMA with respect to

 

appeals under section 207A are to be carried out on behalf of the CMA by a group

 

constituted for the purpose by the chair of the CMA under Schedule 4 to the

 

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  39

 

Clause  35,  page  71,  leave out lines 23 to 28.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  103

 

Clause  36,  page  71,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘“General guidance on charges’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  104

 

Clause  36,  page  71,  line  34,  leave out ‘Guidance relating to rules about’ and insert

 

‘General guidance on’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  105

 

Clause  36,  page  71,  line  35,  leave out from beginning to end of line 2 on page 72

 

and insert—

 

‘(1)    

The Minister must issue guidance about the principles to be applied by the

 

Authority in determining the provisions of—

 

(a)    

rules under section 66E;

 

(b)    

rules under section 117I;

 

(c)    

rules under section 143B.

 

(1A)    

The Minister may issue guidance about the principles to be applied by the

 

Authority in determining the provisions of—

 

(a)    

rules under section 40E;

 

(b)    

rules under section 51CD;

 

(c)    

rules issued in accordance with regulations under section 66M;

 

(d)    

rules under section 105ZF;

 

(e)    

rules under section 110F;

 

(f)    

rules under section 144ZA.


 
 

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(1B)    

Guidance under subsection (1) or (1A) may include other guidance about the

 

provisions of any of the rules mentioned in subsection (1) or (1A).

 

(1C)    

The Minister may issue guidance about the principles to be applied by the

 

Authority in determining the contents of other documents produced by the

 

Authority about charges that may be imposed by relevant undertakers or water

 

supply or sewerage licensees.

 

(1D)    

Guidance under subsection (1C) may include other guidance about the contents

 

of the documents mentioned in subsection (1C).’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  144

 

Clause  36,  page  72,  leave out lines 4 and 5 and insert ‘when making rules to which the

 

guidance relates (as well as to any guidance relating to those rules issued under another

 

provision of this Act).’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  145

 

Clause  36,  page  72,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

If—

 

(a)    

the Minister issues guidance under this section in respect of rules made

 

under a particular provision, and

 

(b)    

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

 

appropriate to revise rules made by it under that provision,

 

    

the Authority must issue revised rules under that provision.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  106

 

Clause  36,  page  72,  line  6,  leave out ‘the guidance’ and insert ‘guidance under this

 

section’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  107

 

Clause  36,  page  72,  line  19,  leave out ‘the guidance’ and insert ‘guidance issued

 

under this section’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  188

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  36,  page  72,  line  27,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert ‘includes

 

part or all of’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  189

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  36,  page  72,  line  29,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert ‘includes

 

part or all of’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  40

 

Clause  37,  page  74,  line  46,  leave out from ‘exercised’ to end of line 47 and


 
 

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Water Bill, continued

 
 

insert—

 

‘(i)    

in relation to a relevant undertaker whose area is wholly or

 

mainly in England,

 

(ii)    

in relation to a water supply licensee using the supply system of

 

such an undertaker (see section 17B), or

 

(iii)    

in relation to a sewerage licensee using the sewerage system of

 

such an undertaker (see section 17BA);’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  41

 

Clause  37,  page  74,  line  49,  leave out from ‘exercised’ to end of line 50 and

 

insert—

 

‘(i)    

in relation to a relevant undertaker whose area is wholly or

 

mainly in Wales, or

 

(ii)    

in relation to a water supply licensee using the supply system of

 

such an undertaker (see section 17B);’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  191

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  37,  page  74,  line  47,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert ‘includes

 

part or all of’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  192

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  37,  page  74,  line  50,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert ‘includes

 

part or all of’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 38 Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  146

 

Clause  39,  page  77,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

References in this section to provision made by or under this Part include

 

references to provision made under section 52 or 53 in connection with this Part.’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  193

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  39,  page  77,  line  27,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert ‘includes

 

part or all of’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  194

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  39,  page  77,  line  32,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert ‘includes

 

part or all of’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.


 
 

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Water Bill, continued

 
 

Clause 40 Agreed to.

 


 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  198

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  138,  line  25,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert

 

‘includes part or all of’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  126

 

Schedule  7,  page  142,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(1ZA)    

Before determining the standard conditions, the Secretary of State must consult

 

the Welsh Ministers as regards conditions relating to a restricted retail

 

authorisation or a supplementary authorisation.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  127

 

Schedule  7,  page  151,  line  31,  after ‘1A’ insert ‘of this Part’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  199

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  153,  line  32,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert

 

‘includes part or all of’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  200

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  154,  line  20,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert

 

‘includes part or all of’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  201

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  154,  line  23,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert

 

‘includes part or all of’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  128

 

Schedule  7,  page  155,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘          

In section 47 (conditions of connection with water main), in subsection (1), for

 

“sections 48 to” substitute “sections 49 and”.’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  202

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  155,  line  38,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert

 

‘includes part or all of’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  129

 

Schedule  7,  page  155,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘          

In section 55 (supplies for non-domestic purposes), in subsection (1A)(b), after

 

“17C above) or” insert “, in the case of premises to be supplied using the


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 10 December 2013        

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Water Bill, continued

 
 

supply system of a water undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in

 

Wales,”.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  162

 

Schedule  7,  page  155,  line  42,  leave out from beginning to end of line 16 on page

 

156 and insert—

 

    ‘( )  

In subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

for “the following provisions of this section” there is substituted

 

“subsections (1A) to (6)”;

 

(b)    

after “cut off a supply of water to any premises,” there is inserted “if

 

subsection (1ZA) or (1ZB) applies.

 

“(1ZA)    

This subsection applies”.

 

      ( )  

After the subsection (1ZA) so formed there is inserted—

 

“(1ZB)    

This subsection applies if a water supply licensee requests the

 

undertaker to disconnect the service pipe or otherwise cut off the

 

supply of water to the premises.

 

(1ZC)    

A water supply licensee may make a request under subsection (1ZB)

 

only if—

 

(a)    

the occupier of the premises is liable under an agreement with

 

the licensee to pay charges to the licensee in respect of the

 

supply of water to the premises,

 

(b)    

the licensee has served notice on the occupier requiring

 

payment of charges due,

 

(c)    

the occupier has failed to pay the charges before the end of the

 

period of seven days beginning with the day after the notice

 

was served, and

 

(d)    

that period has expired.”

 

      ( )  

In subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a), for “subsection (1)” there is substituted “subsection

 

(1ZA)”;

 

(b)    

in the words following paragraph (b), for “that subsection” there is

 

substituted “subsection (1)”.

 

      ( )  

After subsection (2) there is inserted—

 

“(2A)    

Where—

 

(a)    

a water supply licensee has served a notice for the purposes of

 

subsection (1ZC)(b) on a person, and

 

(b)    

within the period of seven days mentioned in subsection

 

(1ZC)(c), the person serves a counter-notice on the licensee

 

stating that he disputes his liability to pay the charges in

 

question,

 

    

the licensee may not make a request under subsection (1ZB) in relation

 

to the premises except at a time when that person is the occupier of the

 

premises and those charges are enforceable against that person in a

 

manner specified in subsection (3).

 

      ( )  

In subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

after “subsection (2)” there is inserted “or (2A)”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (a), after “the undertaker” there is inserted “or, as the case

 

may be, the licensee”;


 
 

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(c)    

in paragraph (b), after “the undertaker” there is inserted “or, as the case

 

may be, the licensee”.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  163

 

Schedule  7,  page  156,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

    ‘( )  

In subsection (5)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (b)—

 

(i)    

after “those premises” there is inserted “(“the primary

 

premises”)”;

 

(ii)    

after “other premises” there is inserted “(“the secondary

 

premises”)”;

 

(b)    

in the words after paragraph (b)—

 

(i)    

for “those other premises” there is substituted “the secondary

 

premises”;

 

(ii)    

for “the premises in relation to which the charges are due”

 

there is substituted “the primary premises”;

 

(iii)    

for “the other premises” there is substituted “the secondary

 

premises”.

 

      ( )  

After subsection (5) there is inserted—

 

“(6)    

The undertaker may not cut off the supply to the secondary premises

 

in reliance on subsection (5) if—

 

(a)    

in a case where the undertaker is exercising the power in

 

subsection (1) because charges are due to it, the secondary

 

premises are supplied by a person other than the undertaker;

 

(b)    

in a case where the undertaker is exercising the power in

 

subsection (1) because of a request for disconnection under

 

subsection (1ZB), the secondary premises are supplied by a

 

person other than the licensee which made that request.”’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  203

 

Parliamentary Star    

Schedule  7,  page  157,  line  34,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert

 

‘includes part or all of’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  164

 

Schedule  7,  page  162,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

in the definition of “protected land”, in paragraph (b), for “section 218”

 

there is substituted “section 217”.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  165

 

Schedule  7,  page  162,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

‘The National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions) Order 1999 (S.I. 1999/672)

 

‘92A      

In Schedule 1 to the National Assembly for Wales (Transfer of Functions)

 

Order 1999, in the entry relating to the Water Industry Act 1991—

 

(a)    

for “licensed water suppliers” there is substituted “water supply

 

licensees”;


 
 

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(b)    

for “licensed water supplier”, in each place those words occur, there is

 

substituted “water supply licensee.’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  42

 

Clause  41,  page  77,  line  37,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

The Water Resources Act 1991 is amended as follows.’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  43

 

Clause  41,  page  77,  line  38,  leave out ‘of the Water Resources Act 1991’.

 

Dan Rogerson

 

Agreed to  44

 

Clause  41,  page  77,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Section 61A (recovery of compensation from new licence-holder) is repealed.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  195

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  42,  page  79,  line  3,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert ‘includes

 

part or all of’.

 

Hywel Williams

 

Not selected  196

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  42,  page  82,  line  14,  leave out ‘is wholly or mainly in’ and insert ‘includes

 

part or all of’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 43 Agreed to.

 


 

Roger Williams

 

Not selected  166

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  44,  page  85,  line  16,  at end insert—

 

‘(ba)    

limiting the liability in nuisance for a riparian owner when the

 

Environment Agency or relevant Authority withdraws from maintenance

 

of flood defences, or’.


 
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