Clause 106 - Interpretation, commencement, short title, and extent

Part of Water Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 21 October 2003.

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Minister of State (Environment and Agri-Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 4:15, 21 October 2003

It is not our policy intention to seek to extend to Scotland the environmental powers that clause 87, and schedules 5 and 6, will provide to the Coal Authority. Only by introducing this amendment, which is purely technical, can we ensure that the authority's founding legislation—the Coal Industry Act 1994—will successfully limit the extent of the powers to England and Wales only.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment proposed: No. 171, in

clause 106, page 132, line 6, leave out subsection (8).—[Mr. Morley.]