New Clause 11 — Duties of undertakers to furnish the Secretary of State with information: annual review

Water Bill – in the House of Commons at 8:45 pm on 6th January 2014.

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‘(1) Section 202 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (duties to undertakers to furnish the Secretary of State with information) is amended as follows.

(2) After subsection (1A) there is inserted—

“(1B) Any company with a duty under subsections (1) and (1A) must furnish the Secretary of State and the Authority with an annual review which provides information about—

(a) their performance;

(b) the total amount of investment;

(c) their taxation structure;

(d) their corporate structure; and

(e) the total amount of dividends paid to shareholders.

(1C) Information under subsection (1B) must be provided prior to the publication of the annual statement of the Secretary of State under section 2A.”.’.—(Thomas Docherty.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The House divided:

Ayes 218, Noes 289.

Division number 167

See full list of votes (From The Public Whip)

Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.