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Water Bill, continued

 
 

      (5)  

In this Schedule a reference to a new provision is a reference to—

 

(a)    

a provision of the Water Industry Act 1991 after an amendment of that

 

provision made by this Act has come into force, or

 

(b)    

a provision of the Water Industry Act 1991 inserted by this Act.’.

 


 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  23

 

Schedule  4,  page  158,  line  13,  leave out ‘taking away matter discharged from the’

 

and insert ‘providing sewerage services to’.

 


 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  24

 

Schedule  5,  page  164,  line  44,  at end insert—

 

‘24A (1)  

Section 38ZA (standards of performance in connection with the supply of

 

water: water supply licensees) (inserted by section 29) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1), the words “or restricted retail authorisations” are repealed.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (6), for the definition of “the Minister” there is substituted—

 

“the Minister” means—

 

(c)    

the Secretary of State, in respect of the supply of water by a water

 

supply licensee in accordance with the licensee’s retail

 

authorisation using the supply system of a water undertaker

 

whose area is wholly or mainly in England;

 

(d)    

the Welsh Ministers, in respect of the supply of water by a water

 

supply licensee in accordance with the licensee’s retail

 

authorisation using the supply system of a water undertaker

 

whose area is wholly or mainly in Wales;”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  25

 

Schedule  5,  page  165,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘26A      

In section 63AC(4) (as substituted by section 31), the words “or a restricted

 

retail authorisation” are repealed.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  26

 

Schedule  5,  page  166,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘35A (1)  

Section 95ZA (standards of performance in connection with provision of

 

sewerage services: sewerage licensees) (inserted by section 30) is amended as

 

follows.

 

      (2)  

In the following places—

 

(a)    

the opening words of subsection (1),

 

(b)    

subsection (1)(b)(i), and

 

(c)    

subsection (2),

 

            

for “the Secretary of State” there is substituted “the Minister”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (2), for “Secretary of State’s” there is substituted “Minister’s”.


 
 

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      (4)  

After subsection (5) there is inserted—

 

“(6)    

In this section—

 

“the Minister” means—

 

(a)    

the Secretary of State, in respect of the provision of services by

 

a sewerage licensee in accordance with the licensee’s retail

 

authorisation using the sewerage system of a sewerage

 

undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in England;

 

(b)    

the Welsh Ministers, in respect of the provision of services by a

 

sewerage licensee in accordance with the licensee’s retail

 

authorisation using the sewerage system of a sewerage

 

undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in Wales;

 

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations made by the Minister.”’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  27

 

Schedule  5,  page  166,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘35B      

In section 96ZA (procedure for regulations under section 95ZA) (inserted by

 

section 30), for subsection (2) there is substituted—

 

“(2)    

In the application of section 96 by virtue of subsection (1)—

 

(a)    

a reference to a sewerage undertaker is to be treated as a

 

reference to a sewerage licensee, and

 

(b)    

a reference to the Secretary of State is to be treated as a

 

reference to the Minister (as defined in section 95ZA(6)).

 

(3)    

Regulations under section 95ZA are to be made by statutory

 

instrument.

 

(4)    

A statutory instrument containing regulations under section 95ZA is

 

subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of—

 

(a)    

either House of Parliament, in the case of regulations made by

 

the Secretary of State;

 

(b)    

the National Assembly for Wales, in the case of regulations

 

made by the Welsh Ministers.

 

(5)    

Section 213(2) to (2B) applies to regulations made by the Welsh

 

Ministers under section 95ZA as it applies to regulations made by the

 

Secretary of State.”’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  28

 

Schedule  5,  page  169,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘44A      

In section 195(3AA), after “water supply licensee” there is inserted “or a

 

sewerage licensee”.’.

 


 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  60

 

Schedule  7,  page  172,  line  14,  at end insert—


 
 

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Water Bill, continued

 
 

Water Act 1989 (c. 15)

 

    (1)  

Section 174 of the Water Act 1989 (general restrictions on disclosure of

 

information) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (2)(b)—

 

(a)    

for “company” there is substituted “person”;

 

(b)    

for “on it” there is substituted “on the undertaker or, as the case may

 

be, the person”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (6)(a)—

 

(a)    

for “company” there is substituted “person”;

 

(b)    

for “its licence” there is substituted “the person’s licence”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  29

 

Schedule  7,  page  173,  line  14,  after ‘40F,’, insert ‘63AC to 63AF,’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  30

 

Schedule  7,  page  173,  line  16,  after ‘110G,’, insert ‘110L to 110O,’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  31

 

Schedule  7,  page  189,  line  16,  after ‘manner’, insert ‘and with such frequency’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  32

 

Schedule  7,  page  189,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

‘(1B)    

The Authority may direct that the requirement in subsection (1A) is not to apply

 

to such water supply licensees as may be specified in the direction.”’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  33

 

Schedule  7,  page  189,  line  23,  leave out from ‘subsection (2),’ to end of line 24 and

 

insert ‘for “any such direction” there is substituted “a direction under subsection (1) or

 

(1A)”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  34

 

Schedule  7,  page  189,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(4A)  

In subsection (2B), for “section 17B(5)” there is substituted “section 17B”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  35

 

Schedule  7,  page  192,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(2A)  

In subsection (1), in the opening words, after “above” there is inserted “or

 

section 63AC(2)”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  36

 

Schedule  7,  page  195,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘80A      

In section 95B (publication of statistical information about complaints)—


 
 

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Water Bill, continued

 
 

(a)    

in subsection (1), after “undertakers” there is inserted “or sewerage

 

licensees”;

 

(b)    

in subsection (2), after “undertakers” there is inserted “or sewerage

 

licensees”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  37

 

Schedule  7,  page  195,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

‘80B (1)  

Section 96A (information to be given to customers about overall performance)

 

is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (1), after “customers” there is inserted “, and, if the direction so

 

specifies, sewerage licensees using the undertaker’s sewerage system for the

 

purpose of providing sewerage services to the premises of customers,”.

 

      (3)  

After subsection (1) there is inserted—

 

“(1A)    

Each sewerage licensee must, in such form and manner and with such

 

frequency as the Authority may direct, take steps to inform the

 

licensee’s customers of—

 

(a)    

the standards of overall performance established under section

 

95ZA(1) which are applicable to that licensee;

 

(b)    

that licensee’s level of performance as regards those

 

standards.

 

(1B)    

The Authority may direct that the requirement in subsection (1A) is

 

not to apply to such sewerage licensees as may be specified in the

 

direction.”

 

      (4)  

In subsection (2), for “any such direction” there is substituted “a direction

 

under subsection (1) or (1A)”.

 

      (5)  

After subsection (2) there is inserted—

 

“(2A)    

The sewerage licensees referred to in subsection (1) shall, if the

 

Authority so directs, pass on the information about the matters

 

mentioned in that subsection to their customers.

 

(2B)    

In subsection (1), the reference to the sewerage undertaker’s sewerage

 

system is to be construed in accordance with section 17BA(7).”

 

      (6)  

In subsection (3), after “undertaker” there is inserted “or sewerage licensee”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  38

 

Schedule  7,  page  195,  line  26,  at end insert—

 

‘83A      

In section 102 (adoption of sewers and disposal works), in subsection (4)

 

(sewerage undertaker to give notice of proposal), after “under this section”

 

there is inserted—

 

“(za)    

shall give notice of its proposal to any sewerage licensee

 

which uses, or removes matter from, the undertaker’s

 

sewerage system in accordance with a retail, wholesale or

 

disposal authorisation;”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  39

 

Schedule  7,  page  195,  line  34,  at end insert—

 

‘85A      

In section 105C (adoption schemes: supplementary), in subsection (2), after

 

paragraph (a) insert—


 
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