General review of consents

Provision of public sewers otherwise than by requisition – in the House of Commons at 11:45 pm on 28th June 1995.

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  1. 8.—(1) If it appears appropriate to the Secretary of State to do so he may at any time direct the Authority to review—
    1. (a) the consents given under paragraphs 2 and 5 above, or
    2. (b) any description of such consents,
    and the conditions (if any) to which those consents are subject.
  2. (2) A direction given by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above—
    1. (a) shall specify the purpose for which, and
    2. (b) may specify the manner in which,
    the review is to be conducted.
  3. (3) After carrying out a review pursuant to a direction given by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) above, the Authority shall submit to the Secretary of State its proposals (if any) for—
    1. (a) the modification of the conditions of any consent reviewed pursuant to the direction, or
    2. (b) in the case of any unconditional consent reviewed pursuant to the direction, subjecting the consent to conditions.
  4. (4) Where the Secretary of State has received any proposals from the Authority under sub-paragraph (3) above in relation to any consent he may, if it appears appropriate to him to do so, direct the Authority to do, in relation to that consent, anything mentioned in paragraph 6(2)(b) or (c) above
  5. (5) A direction given by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) above may only direct the Authority to do, in relation to any consent,—
    1. (a) any such thing as the Authority has proposed should be done in relation to that consent, or
    2. (b) any such thing with such modifications as appear to the Secretary of State to be appropriate."
    169. For that Schedule'.

No. 102, in page 324, line 41, at end insert— '(lA) Regulations made by the Secretary of State may make provision for enabling the Agency to direct or determine that any such advertising of an application as is required under sub-paragraph ( 1 )(b) above may, in any case, be dispensed with if, in that case, it appears to the Agency to be appropriate for that advertising to be dispensed with.'.

No. 103, in page 329, line 54, at end insert—