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Flood and Water Management Bill


AMENDMENTS
TO BE MOVED
IN GRAND COMMITTEE


 

Clause 9

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Page 7, line 27, leave out "be consistent with" and insert "have regard to"
Page 7, line 33, at end insert—
"(   )  water companies"
Page 7, line 33, at end insert—
"(   )  the relevant sewerage undertaker(s)"
Page 7, line 33, at end insert—
"(   )  bodies representing the owners and occupiers of land likely, in the opinion of the lead local flood authority, to be directly affected by flood and coastal erosion"
 

Clause 10

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Page 8, line 27, leave out "be consistent with" and insert "have regard to"
Page 8, line 33, at end insert—
"(   )  water companies"
Page 8, line 33, at end insert—
"(   )  the relevant sewerage undertaker(s)"
Page 8, line 33, at end insert—
"(   )  bodies representing the owners and occupiers of land likely, in the opinion of the lead local flood authority, to be directly affected by flood and coastal erosion"
 

Clause 11

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Page 9, line 4, leave out "is consistent with" and insert "has regard to"
Page 9, line 21, leave out "is consistent with" and insert "has regard to"
 

Clause 12

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Page 9, line 43, leave out "is consistent with" and insert "has regard to"
 

Clause 18

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Page 13, line 20, at end insert—
"(   )  A report under this section must be laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament."
 

After Clause 18

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Monthly recovery reports
(1)  Following a major flooding event, the Secretary of State must publish monthly reports summarising the progress of the recovery phase until the recovery process is considered complete.
(2)  The reports must specify—
(a)  the number of households displaced from all or part of their homes, and
(b)  the estimated date for the completion of the recovery process.
(3)  The Minister must consult other relevant bodies before making his reports."
 

Clause 27

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Page 16, line 16, after "must" insert ", within one month of the day on which this section comes into force,"
 

After Clause 32

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Ownership and maintenance of sustainable urban drainage systems
  The Secretary of State shall by regulations specify which body has to be responsible for—
(a)  the ownership, and
(b)  maintenance,
 of sustainable urban drainage systems."
 

Clause 33

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 33 stand part of the Bill.
Page 24, line 35, leave out subsection (3) and insert—
"(   )  Condition 2 is that in carrying out the work the Agency—
(a)  has regard to the national flood and coastal erosion risk management strategy under section 7, and
(b)  does not create or increase potential harmful consequences of a kind listed in section 2(4)."
 

Clause 35

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Page 18, line 32, at end insert—
"(1A)  This section shall only apply to the provision of infrastructure which (in the opinion of the Minister) may pose a significant risk to the undertaker's ability to carry out its duties.
(1B)  In exercising an assessment of risk as set out in subsection (1A), the Minister must have regard to—
(a)  the financial commitment of the infrastructure provision compared with the turnover of an undertaker, and
(b)  the technical complexity of the provision of infrastructure."
Page 19, leave out lines 35 to 37 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."
 

Clause 36

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Clause 36 stand part of the Bill.
 

After Clause 40

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Resilience of critical infrastructure
(1)  The Secretary of State may by order require utility companies to report on their critical infrastructure and their ability to withstand future floods.
(2)  The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a copy of each report received under subsection (1)."
 

Clause 42

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Page 27, line 39, leave out from "constructed" to end of line 5 on page 28 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 the purposes of paragraphs 3(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."
 

After Clause 42

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Insert the following new Clause—
  "Pilot schemes for adoption of private drains
  The Environment Agency must establish a pilot scheme with the aim of—
(a)  auditing all private drains and sewers;
(b)  assessing their condition;
(c)  estimating the likely cost of adopting all private drains and sewers in 2011; and
(d)  estimating the likely cost on customers' bills."
Insert the following new Clause—
  "Conditions for connection to waste water pipes for major new developments
  There shall be no connection to waste water pipes or drains granted until—
(a)  water companies have been consulted on the capacity of the existing system to manage the extra demands from the new properties;
(b)  water companies have conducted a detailed assessment of the likely extra demand and the capacity of the existing system to handle it;
(c)  financial responsibility for building the extra infrastructure has been apportioned, and
(d)  formal planning permission has been given."
 

Schedule 1

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Page 36, line 15, at end insert—
"(   )      Condition 5 is that a designating authority may only designate infrastructure if this does not compromise the infrastructure's primary purpose."
 

Schedule 3

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Page 52, line 17, at end insert—
"(   )  increasing the efficiency of the use made of available water"
 

Schedule 4

 

LORD TAYLOR OF HOLBEACH

 

EARL CATHCART

Page 63, line 7, leave out "10,000" and insert "25,000"
 The above-named Lords give notice of their intention to oppose the Question that Schedule 4 be the Fourth Schedule to the Bill.

 
 
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4 March 2010