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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Wednesday 18 December 2013

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Water Bill, As Amended

 

Mr Mark Spencer

 

1

 

Clause  21,  page  62,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Highways authorities must include in schemes for the construction of new roads,

 

drainage systems with a specification designed to decrease the risk of flooding of

 

public sewerage systems.’.

 

Legislative competence for water in Wales

 

Hywel Williams

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The National Assembly for Wales shall have legislative competence for water up

 

to the geographical boundary with England.’.

 

Retail exit

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision about the transfer of

 

an undertaker’s assets and liabilities associated with its non-household retail

 

business into a separate company.

 

(2)    

Regulations under this section are to be made by statutory instrument.

 

(3)    

Regulations under subsection (1) may, in particular, make provision for any such

 

transfer to be subject to—

 

(a)    

approval by the Secretary of State;

 

(b)    

any such safeguards as may be specified in the regulations;


 
 

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(c)    

the transferee company holding a licence containing a retail authorisation

 

pursuant to section 17A of the Water Industry Act 1991;

 

(d)    

the provision of any information or other such assistance from the

 

relevant undertaker as may be required by the Secretary of State for the

 

purposes of approving the transfer.’.

 

Provision of benefits information

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision about the disclosure of

 

benefits information about occupiers to water undertakers and sewerage

 

undertakers in connection with section 144C of the Water Industry Act 1991

 

(non-owner occupiers).

 

(2)    

In this section “benefits information” means information which is held for benefit

 

entitlement purposes by the Department for Work and Pensions.’.

 

Sustainable drainage and automatic right to connect

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘The Secretary of State shall by order made by statutory instrument implement

 

the provisions of section 36 and Schedule 3 of the Flood and Water Management

 

Act 2010, and any other provisions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate

 

in connection with the coming into force of those provisions, no later than the end

 

of the period of one month beginning with the date on which this Act is passed.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

2

 

Clause  21,  page  62,  line  19,  after ‘undertakers’, insert ‘and highway authorities’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

3

 

Clause  21,  page  62,  line  22,  after ‘undertaker’, insert ‘or a highway authority’.


 
 

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Abstraction reform

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall by regulations make provision to introduce a

 

reformed abstraction regime.

 

(2)    

An abstraction regime under subsection (1) must—

 

(a)    

be resilient to the challenges of climate change;

 

(b)    

be resilient to the challenges of population growth; and

 

(c)    

better protect the environment.

 

(3)    

An abstraction regime must be introduced no later than the end of the period of

 

seven years beginning with the date on which this Act is passed.

 

(4)    

Regulations under this section—

 

(a)    

shall be made by statutory instrument; and

 

(b)    

may not be made unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and

 

approved by a resolution of both Houses of Parliament.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

4

 

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  16,  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

This section or any other provisions as the Secretary of State considers

 

appropriate in connection with the coming into force of this section, come into

 

force on whatever day or days the Secretary of State appoints by order (the

 

commencement order) made by statutory instrument.

 

(5)    

An order to be made by the Secretary of State under subsection (4) may not be

 

made unless a draft has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each

 

House of Parliament.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

5

 

Clause  51,  page  107,  line  5,  after ‘premises’, insert ‘and small businesses’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

6

 

Clause  51,  page  107,  line  7,  after ‘premises’, insert ‘and small businesses’.


 
 

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Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

7

 

Clause  69,  page  119,  line  37,  at end insert ‘“small businesses”.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

8

 

Clause  53,  page  107,  line  37,  after ‘made’, insert ‘which shall include the

 

occurrence of a 1 in 200 year loss scenario’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

9

 

Clause  80,  page  124,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

section [Provision of benefits information].’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

10

 

Clause  80,  page  124,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

section [Sustainable drainage and automatic right to connect].’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

11

 

Clause  80,  page  124,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(g)    

section [Abstraction reform].’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Roger Williams

 

Jim Fitzpatrick

 

Mrs Mary Glindon

 

12

 

Clause  80,  page  124,  line  1,  at end insert—

 

‘(h)    

section [Retail exit].’.

 


 
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