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(a)    

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

 

licensee”;

 

(b)    

after “administration order)” there is inserted “or a qualifying

 

sewerage licensee within the meaning of subsection (8) of that

 

section”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

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Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘   (1)  

Section 52 (co-operation between water regulators) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

in paragraph (a), for “and licensed water suppliers” there is substituted

 

“, water supply licensees and sewerage licensees”;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (b), for “licensed water suppliers” there is substituted

 

“water supply licensees”;

 

(c)    

in paragraph (c), for “and licensed water suppliers” there is substituted

 

“, water supply licensees and sewerage licensees”.

 

      (3)  

After subsection (8) there is inserted—

 

“(9)    

In this section—

 

“sewerage licensee” means a person holding a sewerage licence under

 

Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991;

 

“water supply licensee” means a person holding a water supply licence

 

under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991.”’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

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Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

Government of Wales Act 2006 (c. 32)

 

            

In Schedule 7 to the Government of Wales Act 2006 (Acts of the Assembly),

 

in paragraph 19 (water and flood defence), in the second exception, for

 

“licensed water supplier” there is substituted “water supply licensee”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

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Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 (c. 17)

 

            

The Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 is amended as follows.

 

            

In section 4 (meaning of “designated consumers”), in subsection (3)—

 

(a)    

for “or a licensed water supplier” there is substituted “, a water supply

 

licensee or a sewerage licensee”;

 

(b)    

for “its capacity” there is substituted “the undertaker’s or licensee’s

 

capacity”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

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Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘   (1)  

Section 25 (enforcement by regulator of section 24 notice) is amended as

 

follows.


 
 

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      (2)  

In subsection (2), for “its capacity” there is substituted “the person’s capacity”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (3), in the table, for “or licensed water supplier” there is

 

substituted “, water supply licensee or sewerage licensee”.

 

      (4)  

In subsection (7), for “or licensed water supplier” there is substituted “, water

 

supply licensee or sewerage licensee”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

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Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘          

In section 33 (supplementary provision about transfer and abolition orders), in

 

subsection (10)—

 

(a)    

for “or a licensed water supplier” there is substituted “, a water supply

 

licensee or a sewerage licensee”;

 

(b)    

for “its capacity” there is substituted “the undertaker’s or licensee’s

 

capacity”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

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Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘          

In section 41 (interpretation of Part 1), in subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

the definition of “licensed water supplier” is repealed;

 

(b)    

at the appropriate place there is inserted—

 

““sewerage licensee” means a person holding a sewerage licence

 

under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991;”;

 

““water supply licensee” means a person holding a water supply

 

licence under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act

 

1991.”’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

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Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘   (1)  

Section 42 (interpretation of Part 2) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1), in the table—

 

(a)    

in the first column, for “or licensed water supplier” there is substituted

 

“, water supply licensee or sewerage licensee”;

 

(b)    

in the second column, for “or licensed water supplier in its capacity”

 

there is substituted “, water supply licensee or sewerage licensee in the

 

undertaker’s or licensee’s capacity”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2)—

 

(a)    

the definition of “licensed water supplier” is repealed;

 

(b)    

at the appropriate place there is inserted—

 

““sewerage licensee” has the same meaning as in Part 1;”;

 

““water supply licensee” has the same meaning as in Part 1.”’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

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Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘          

In section 52 (enforcement of requirements imposed under Part 2), in

 

subsection (3), for “or licensed water supplier” there is substituted “, water

 

supply licensee or sewerage licensee”.’.


 
 

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Secretary Owen Paterson

 

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Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘          

In section 6 (other Part 1 definitions), in subsection (11) (“water company”)—

 

(a)    

in the opening words, the words “a company which holds” are

 

repealed;

 

(b)    

in paragraph (a), at the beginning insert “a company which holds”;

 

(c)    

in paragraph (b), at the beginning insert “a person who holds”.’.

 


 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

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Schedule  11,  page  214,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘Section 29

The Secretary of State, in relation to

 
  

supplies of water made in

 
  

accordance with a retail

 
  

authorisation.

 
  

The Welsh Ministers, in relation to

 
  

supplies of water made in

 
  

accordance with a restricted retail

 
  

authorisation.’.

 
 

 

Order of the House [25 November 2013]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Water Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 17 December 2013.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.


 
 

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Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of any message from the Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
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