Amendments proposed to the Water Bill [Lords], As Amended - continued House of Commons

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Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr George Osborne

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Page     79,     line     44     [Clause     58],     after 'consult', insert 'all households'.


   

Norman Baker
Sue Doughty

23

Page     80,     line     34     [Clause     58],     at end insert—

    '(5A)   After section 89 there is inserted—

          "89A   Assessment and analysis of effects on human health of fluoridated water

          (1)   Following an increase of the fluoride content of water as a result of arrangements entered into under section 87, a relevant authority shall—

          (a) undertake an ongoing assessment of the correlation between fluoride consumption and changes in the dental health of the affected population;

          (b) undertake an ongoing assessment of the correlation between fluoride consumption and the incidence of any known or suspected adverse effects of fluoride consumption in the affected population;

          (c) place all data obtained for the purposes of paragraphs (a) and (b) above in the public domain; and

          (d) periodically publish an analysis of the data obtained for the purposes of paragraphs (a) and (b) above.

          (2)   The Secretary of State shall by regulations make provisions about the requirements which must be satisfied by relevant authorities for the purposes of subsection (1) above.".'.

   

Mr Bill Wiggin

47

*Page     80,     line     34     [Clause     58],     at end insert—

    '(5A)After section 89 there is inserted—

          "89A Fluoridation arrangements: technical guidance

         (1)   Without prejudice to Chapter 3 of this Part and the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, the Secretary of State and the Assembly shall jointly prepare and issue a code of practice containing guidance on the technical standards that must be met by water undertakers in relation to the fluoridation of water supplies.

          (2)   Such a code of practice shall—

          (a) include such provisions, and

          (b) be prepared and made in such manner,

             as shall be prescribed by regulations made by the Secretary of State.".'.

   

Mr Bill Wiggin

48

*Page     80,     line     37     [Clause     58],     leave out from 'State' to end of line 48 and insert 'shall indemnify every water undertaker which enters into arrangements under section 87(1) above against all liabilities that any such undertaker may incur in complying with such arrangements, other than liabilities arising from the undertaker's own fault or negligence.

    (2)   The Secretary of State shall indemnify every licensed water supplier against all liabilities that any such supplier may incur—

      (a) in supplying water to which fluoride has been added by a water undertaker by virtue of any such arrangements; and

      (b) (if the licensee is introducing water into the water undertaker's supply system) in complying with any obligation imposed on it by the undertaker in consequence of the arrangements,

       other than liabilities arising from the licensee's own fault or negligence.

    (2A)   Subject to the preceding provisions of this section, each indemnity shall be on such terms as (with the consent of the Treasury) may be agreed between the Secretary of State and (as the case may be) the undertaker or the licensee.'.

   

Mr Bill Wiggin
Mr George Osborne

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Page     80,     line     37     [Clause     58],     leave out from 'State' to end of line 40 and insert 'shall indemnify every water undertaker which enters into arrangements under section 87(1) above against all liabilities that any such undertaker may incur in complying with such arrangements, other than liabilities arising from the undertaker's own fault or negligence.

    (1A)   Subject to subsection (1) above, each indemnity shall be on such terms as (with the consent of the Treasury) may be agreed between the Secretary of State and the undertaker.'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

91

*Page     81,     line     6     [Clause     58],     at end insert—

     '90A Review of fluoridation

    (1)   A relevant authority which has entered into arrangements under section 87(1) above shall—

      (a) monitor the effects of the arrangements on the health of persons living in the area specified in the arrangements; and

      (b) in accordance with subsections (3) to (5) below publish reports containing an analysis of those effects.

    (2)   The relevant authority shall make available—

      (a) any information collected by it for the purposes of subsection (1) above; or

      (b) summaries of that information.

    (3)   The relevant authority shall publish a report under subsection (1)(b) above within the period of four years beginning with the date on which the arrangements come into force (unless section 91(1) below applies in relation to the arrangements).

    (4)   Where section 91(1) below applies in relation to the arrangements, the relevant authority shall publish a report under subsection (1)(b) above within the period of four years beginning with the date on which section 58 of the Water Act 2003 came into force.

    (5)   The relevant authority shall publish a further report under subsection (1)(b) above within each period of four years beginning with the date on which their last such report was published.

    (6)   This section ceases to apply in relation to any arrangements under section 87(1) above if those arrangements are terminated.'.

   

Mr Bill Wiggin

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*Page     81,     line     13     [Clause     58],     after 'authority', insert 'or the water undertaker'.

   

Mr Bill Wiggin

50

*Page     81,     line     23     [Clause     58],     leave out from first 'the' to 'to' in line 24 and insert 'person who has made the determination shall give notice of his determination to the relevant authority and'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

92

*Page     82,     line     2     [Clause     58],     at end insert—

    '( )   The power of the Assembly to make regulations under section 89 above shall be exercisable by statutory instrument.'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

93

*Page     82,     line     3     [Clause     58],     at end insert—

    '(9A)   In section 1(7) of the Water (Fluoridation) Act 1985 (c.63) (water fluoridated outwith Scotland), for the words from "by a water undertaker" to the end there is substituted "pursuant to arrangements—

          (a) entered into under section 87(1) of the Water Industry Act 1991; or

          (b) treated, for the purposes of Chapter 4 of Part 3 of that Act, as if entered into under that section.".'.


      REMAINING NEW CLAUSES

Consolidation of water legislation

   

Norman Baker
Sue Doughty

NC15

*To move the following Clause:—

       'Within one year of the transposition of the Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) into the law of England and Wales, the Secretary of State shall introduce into Parliament a Bill or Bills which will reconcile and consolidate—

      (a) the legislation effecting such transposition;

      (b) the provisions of this Act;

      (c) the Reservoirs Act 1975 (c. 23);

      (d) the WIA;

      (e) the WRA; and

      (f) such other legislation as appears to the Secretary of State to be convenient for consolidating with the legislation referred to in paragraphs (a) to (e).'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

102

*Page     127,     line     21     [Clause     99],     after '86(1A),', insert '87B, 88A, 89,'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

103

*Page     127,     line     35     [Clause     99],     at end insert—

      '( ) for "94 to 96," there is substituted "94, 95, 96,",

      ( ) after "104," there is inserted "105A to 105C,",'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

117

*Page     189,     line     16     [Schedule     7],     leave out 'date' and insert 'notice'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

118

*Page     198,     line     26     [Schedule     7],     leave out '(gg)' and insert '(gh)'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

119

*Page     199,     line     26     [Schedule     7],     at end insert—

    ( ) The WIA is amended as follows.'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

120

*Page     199,     line     27     [Schedule     7],     leave out 'of the WIA'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

121

*Page     199,     line     31     [Schedule     7],     at end insert—

    ( ) In section 213(1) (powers to make regulations), after "or 17D(8)" (which is inserted by paragraph 49(2) of Schedule 8) there is inserted "or 105A".'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

122

*Page     200,     line     2     [Schedule     7],     at end insert—

      'Health Authorities Act 1995 (c. 17)

     42 In Schedule 1 to the Health Authorities Act 1995 (amendment of enactments), paragraph 120 is omitted.'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

123

*Page     207,     line     38     [Schedule     8],     leave out '(7)' and insert '(8)'.


   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

124

*Page     225,     line     17     [Schedule     9],     column     2,     leave out ' "in' and insert ' "and in'.


   

Mr Simon Thomas

2

Page     227,     line     10     [Schedule     9],     at end insert—

'Sections 88 and 89.

Section 91.'.

   

Secretary Margaret Beckett

125

*Page     227,     line     44     [Schedule     9],     at end insert—

'Health Authorities Act 1995 (c.17)In Schedule 1, paragraph 120.'.


 
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