Motion C

Environment Bill - Commons Reasons and Amendments – in the House of Lords at 5:00 pm on 9th November 2021.

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Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park:

Moved by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park

That this House do not insist on its Amendment 45B to which the Commons have disagreed, and do agree with the Commons in their Amendments 45C and 45D in lieu.

45C: After Clause 78, page 73, line 29, insert the following new Clause—“Reduction of adverse impact of storm overflowsIn Chapter 4 of Part 4 of the Water Industry Act 1991, after section 141EB insert—“141EC Reduction of adverse impact of storm overflows(1) A sewerage undertaker whose area is wholly or mainly in England must secure a progressive reduction in the adverse impact of discharges from the undertaker’s storm overflows.(2) The reference in subsection (1) to reducing adverse impacts includes—(a) reducing adverse impacts on the environment, and(b) reducing adverse impacts on public health.(3) The duty of a sewerage undertaker under this section is enforceable under section 18 by—(a) the Secretary of State, or(b) the Authority with the consent of or in accordance with a general authorisation given by the Secretary of State.””

45D: Clause 139, page 125, line 41, at end insert—“( ) section (Reduction of adverse impacts of storm overflows) (reduction of adverse impacts of storm overflows);”

Motion C1 (as an amendment to Motion C) not moved.

Motion C agreed.