Clause 6 - Existing impounding works: works notices

Water Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 16 September 2003.

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Photo of Mr Bill O'Brien Mr Bill O'Brien Labour, Normanton

With this it will be convenient to discuss amendment No. 8, in

clause 6, page 6, line 15, at end insert

'within a specified time limit'.

Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

I know that we do not have a great deal of time left. I am again probing the Government. I ask them to leave out subsection (2) because, again, it does not seem to make a great difference to existing legislation. One of the difficulties with the Bill is that a lot of it amends existing legislation, and a lot of it is about fine detail. That makes it quite a difficult Bill for people to follow. When I was going through it, I tried as best I could to see why the Government were amending legislation, because in some cases the

amendments were very small. The purpose of amendment No. 7 is to find that out, although it is coupled with amendment No. 8.

I shall pause here, because others may wish to speak, and because I am not absolutely sure which part of the clause I want explained. [Laughter.] I will keep going.

Photo of Mr Bill O'Brien Mr Bill O'Brien Labour, Normanton

Order.

It being twenty-five minutes past Eleven o'clock, The Chairman adjourned the Committee without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned till this day at half-past Two o'clock.