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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Tuesday 26 January 2010

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

417-21 and 529-30

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Flood and Water Management Bill, As Amended

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

2

 

Page  50,  line  1  [Schedule  3],  at end add—

 

‘(c)    

increasing the efficiency of the use made of available water.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

3

 

Page  50,  line  16  [Schedule  3],  at end add—

 

‘(f)    

protecting health and safety, and

 

(g)    

increasing the efficiency of the use made of available water.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

4

 

Page  13,  line  20  [Clause  18],  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

A report under this section must be laid before and approved by a resolution of

 

each House of Parliament.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

5

 

Page  7,  line  42  [Clause  9],  at end add—

 

‘(10)    

The Minister shall as soon as possible instigate, publish and have regard to a

 

review undertaken by a panel of independent persons pertaining to the—

 

(a)    

recruitment costs which will be incurred by local authorities in

 

implementing the provisions of this section; and

 

(b)    

training and equipment costs incurred by local authorities in

 

implementing the provisions of this section.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 January 2010                  

532

 

Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

6

 

Page  19  [Clause  35],  leave out lines 7 to 10 and insert—

 

‘(b)    

allow the Minister to delegate his power under paragraph (a) to the

 

Authority to such an extent as may be prescribed.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

7

 

Page  19  [Clause  35],  leave out lines 11 to 13 and insert—

 

‘(2)    

The regulations may allow the Minister to prohibit for no more than one year

 

from the date of specification of an infrastructure project which is to be put out to

 

tender in accordance with the regulations a water undertaker or sewerage

 

undertaker from undertaking the project, unless a bid by a water or sewerage

 

undertaker has been accepted in accordance with the regulations.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

8

 

Page  19,  line  16  [Clause  35],  after ‘purpose’, insert ‘, and shall not prohibit the

 

water or sewerage undertaker from preparing its own plan for a specified infrastructure

 

project.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

9

 

Page  19  [Clause  35],  leave out lines 17 to 19 and insert—

 

‘(4)    

The regulations must allow water and sewerage undertakers and companies

 

associated with a water undertaker or a sewerage undertaker (as defined by

 

regulations) either alone or jointly with others to bid in a tender process.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

10

 

Page  19,  line  21  [Clause  35],  leave out from ‘process’ to end of line 27.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

11

 

Page  19  [Clause  35],  leave out lines 32 to 37 and insert—

 

‘(2)    

The regulations must—

 

(a)    

provide that the Minister consults the Authority and the affected water

 

undertaker or sewerage undertaker before exercising a power by virtue of

 

section 36B(1);

 

(b)    

provide that the Authority consults the Minister and the affected water

 

undertaker or sewerage undertaker before exercising a power by virtue of

 

section 36B(1);

 

(c)    

require the Minister to publish guidance to be followed by him and the

 

Authority in determining whether to exercise a power by virtue of section

 

36B(1).’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 January 2010                  

533

 

Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

12

 

Page  21,  line  23  [Clause  35],  at end insert—

 

‘36H  

Guidance: consultation

 

Before publishing guidance under section 36C(2)(c), the Minister must consult

 

persons who in the Minister’s opinion represent interests likely to be affected by

 

the guidance.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

13

 

Page  27,  line  10  [Clause  42],  leave out from ‘constructed’ to end of line 12 and

 

insert—

 

‘(b)    

provisions for preventing the public sewerage system from being

 

overloaded,

 

(c)    

provisions for preventing discharges from the public sewerage system

 

from being in breach of—

 

(i)    

the rights of landowners and riparian owners, and

 

(ii)    

any statutory restrictions and consents,

 

(d)    

provision about adoption of the drain or sewer by the sewerage

 

undertaker,

 

(e)    

requirement for such security as the undertaker may reasonably require

 

for the discharge of all obligations under the agreement.

 

(4)    

For purposes of paragraphs (b) and (c) provision must include—

 

(a)    

reinforcement of the public sewerage system, and

 

(b)    

connection points between the drain or sewer with the public sewerage

 

system.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

14

 

Page  28,  line  12  [Clause  42],  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

The requirement under Condition 2(c) must comply with regulations made by the

 

Minister.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

15

 

Page  59,  line  4  [Schedule  3],  at beginning insert—

 

‘(1)    

At the end of section 1A add—

 

“1B    

New drainage systems

 

(1)    

In making building regulations, the Secretary of State shall have regard

 

to the requirements of section 106B of the Water Industry Act 1991.”’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

16

 

Page  27,  line  35  [Clause  42],  at end add—


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 January 2010                  

534

 

Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

‘(8)    

As soon as practicable after the bringing into force of this section, the Secretary

 

of State shall make such building regulations under section 1 of the Building Act

 

1984 as may be necessary for the purposes of this section.’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

17

 

Page  28,  line  7  [Clause  42],  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

At the beginning of subsection (4) of section 105A (schemes for the adoption of

 

sewers, lateral drains and sewage disposal works) insert “Subject to section

 

105AA”.

 

(5)    

After section 105A of the Water Industry Act 1991 insert—

 

“105AA    

Transfers of sewers and property rights

 

(1)    

A sewerage undertaker shall not be required to make a declaration

 

pursuant to a scheme made under section 105A in relation to—

 

(a)    

a sewage disposal works; or

 

(b)    

a sewer or lateral drain forming part of a sewerage system

 

which—

 

(i)    

incorporates one or more pumping stations, or

 

(ii)    

drains to an outfall,

 

    

until the undertaker has acquired all the property and rights described in

 

subsection (2) below.

 

(2)    

The property and rights referred to in subsection (2) above are—

 

(a)    

all lands, easements and other rights necessary for securing,

 

maintaining and operating the sewage disposal works, pumping

 

stations and outfalls; and

 

(b)    

all consents to discharge that may be required under Part III of

 

the Water Resources Act 1991 (Control of pollution of water

 

resources) in relation to the sewers, lateral drains, pumping

 

stations, sewage disposal works and their associated outfalls.

 

(3)    

The sewerage undertaker must use its best endeavours to acquire the

 

property and rights referred to in subsection (2) above, in particular (in

 

relation to the property and rights referred to in subsection (2)(a) by

 

offering to enter into agreements with the owners of such property and

 

rights for the acquisition of those property and rights on such terms as

 

may be reasonable.

 

(4)    

Any questions arising under subsection (3) above between the sewerage

 

undertaker and an owner of any property or right referred to in subsection

 

(2)(a) above over the terms on which the property or right should be

 

acquired may be referred by either party to the Authority for

 

determination under section 30A above.”’.

 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

18

 

Page  28,  line  12  [Clause  42],  at end add—

 

‘(5)    

After “1st September 1989” in subsection (7) of section 199 (Sewer maps), insert

 

“, or adopted by it under a scheme made pursuant to regulations made under

 

section 105A,”’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 26 January 2010                  

535

 

Flood and Water Management Bill, continued

 
 

Miss Anne McIntosh

 

Angela Watkinson

 

19

 

Page  54,  line  26  [Schedule  3],  at end add—

 

‘(4)    

The Minister shall ensure that provisions are in place which guarantee the cost of

 

a new development’s connection to a SUDs and sewerage system are born

 

equally by the new households that benefit from the new connection.’.

 


 
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