72. We welcome the Draft Bill as the next step
to introducing much needed reform to the water industry and we
urge the Government to maintain momentum and ensure the timely
introduction of the Bill itself. We have set out in this report
where amendments will be required before the Bill is introduced
if it is to successfully bring about the required change to the
industry whilst also protecting the interests of all customers.
We expect the Government to carefully consider the recommendations
we make in this report before introducing a Water Bill to Parliament.
73. We have also noted those issues that are
not addressed in the draft Bill, and in the wider policy field,
where the Government still has work to do to implement recommendations
made in the Pitt Review and commence provisions in the Flood and
Water Management Act 2010. Flooding is becoming an increasingly
commonthe Government must ensure that it makes use of all
the tools at its disposal to reduce the impact of flooding on
households and businesses.