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Report Stage Proceedings: 6 January 2014                

468

 

Water Bill, continued

 
 

      (5)  

In subsection (4), for “licensed water supplier” there is substituted “water

 

supply licensee”.

 

      (6)  

In subsection (5)(b), for “licensed water supplier” there is substituted “water

 

supply licensee”.

 

      (7)  

In subsection (8)—

 

(a)    

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

 

licensee”;

 

(b)    

for “a company” there is substituted “a person”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  76

 

Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘   (1)  

Section 204 (restriction 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 (4)(a)—

 

(a)    

for “a company” there is substituted “a person”;

 

(b)    

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

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  77

 

Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

Enterprise Act 2002 (c. 40)

 

            

The Enterprise Act 2002 is amended as follows.

 

    (1)  

Section 168 (regulated markets) is amended as follows.

 

      (2)  

In subsection (3)(ff), after “section 66D” there is inserted “or 117E”.

 

      (3)  

In subsection (4)(ff), after “section 66D”, in both places, there is inserted “or

 

117E”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  78

 

Schedule  7,  page  198,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘          

In section 249 (special administration regime), in subsection (1)(aa)—

 

(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

 

Agreed to  79

 

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”;


 
 

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Water Bill, continued

 
 

(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

 

Agreed to  80

 

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

 

Agreed to  81

 

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

 

Agreed to  82

 

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

 

‘   (1)  

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

 

follows.

 

      (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

 

Agreed to  83

 

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”;


 
 

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Water Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

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

 

capacity”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  84

 

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

 

Agreed to  85

 

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

 

Agreed to  86

 

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”.’.

 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  87

 

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”.’.

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 6 January 2014                

471

 

Water Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Owen Paterson

 

Agreed to  54

 

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.’.

 
 

Bill read the third time, and passed.

 


 
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