'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. 8A.—(1) If it appears appropriate to the Secretary of State to do so he may at any time direct the Agency to review—
    1. (a) the consents given under paragraph 3 or 6 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 Agency 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 Agency under sub-paragraph (3) above in relation to any consent he may, if it appears appropriate to him to do so, direct the Agency to do, in relation to that consent, anything mentioned in paragraph 7(2)(b) or (c) above
  5. (5) A direction given by virtue of sub-paragraph (4) above may only direct the Agency to do, in relation to any consent,—
    1. (a) any such thing as the Agency 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.'.

No. 104, in page 337, line 46, at end insert— 'In section 34(1) of that Act (which, with certain exceptions, makes it an offence to disclose certain trade secrets) after paragraph (b) (no offence where disclosure made in accordance with directions) there shall be inserted—(bb) under or by virtue of section (Disclosure of information) of the Environment Act 1995, or'. No. 27, in page 339, line 7, leave out '42, 46 and 56(1) to (4)' and insert '42B, 46 to 46C and 56(1) to (3)'.

No. 28, in page 339, line 19, at end insert— '() In Schedule 13 to that Act (minor and consequential amendments) in paragraph 75(27) (which amends certain provisions of the Sewerage (Scotland) Act 1968) for the words from the beginning to "premises)" there shall be substituted the words "In section 53 (notices to be in writing)".'.—[Mr. Atkins.]