Explanatory notes to the Bill, prepared by the Department for Environment, Food
and Rural Affairs, are published separately as HL Bill 133—EN.
EUROPEAN CONVENTION ON HUMAN RIGHTS
Lord Taylor of Holbeach has made the following statement under section 19(1)(a) of
the Human Rights Act 1998:
In my view the provisions of the Water Industry (Financial Assistance) Bill are
compatible with the Convention rights.