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I beg to move amendment 125, in schedule 5, page 131, line 13, at end insert—
In section 55 (supplies for non-domestic purposes), in subsection (1A)(b), the words from “or, in the case” to “that subsection” are repealed.’.
Amendment 129 amends schedule 7 to the Bill to remove a reference to the power to set a minimum water usage threshold for premises in the area of incumbent water companies in England. It retains it for premises in areas of incumbents wholly or mainly in Wales.
Amendment 125 enables Welsh Ministers to later remove the reference in relation to premises in areas of incumbent water companies wholly or mainly in Wales. The main effect is that incumbent water companies will be obliged to make a non-domestic supply—that is, water that is used for things other than drinking, washing, cooking, and so on—to certain premises regardless of the water consumed on those premises. The incumbent does not have to do this if it would have an impact on existing or future obligations relating to domestic supplies.
Amendments 42, 43 and 44 are consistency and statute-tidying changes. Amendments 42 and 43 change the position of the reference to the Water Resources Act 1991 in clause 41 in consequence of amendment 44. Amendment 44 inserts a new subsection to clause 41 which repeals section 61A—Recovery of compensation from new licence-holder—of the Water Resources Act 1991. This is necessary because the compensation scheme has been removed by clause 41 to this Bill.
Amendments made: 49, in schedule 5, page 133, leave out from ‘rules’ to end of line 41.
Amendment 50, in schedule 5, page 134, at end insert—
36A (1) Section 117KA (rules under section 117I: minor or urgent revisions) (inserted by Schedule 4) is amended as follows.
(2) In subsections (3), (4) and (5)(b), for “the Secretary of State” there is substituted “the Minister”.
(3) After subsection (8) there is inserted—
(9) In this section “the Minister” has the meaning given by section 117K.”’.
Amendment 51, in schedule 5, page 135, at end insert—
42A In section 207E (exercise of adjudication functions by other persons) (inserted by section37), in subsection (5), in paragraph (b) of the definition of “the Minister”—
(a) the “or” following sub-paragraph (i) is repealed;
(b) after sub-paragraph (ii) there is inserted “, or
(iii) in relation to a sewerage licensee using the sewerage system of such an undertaker (see section 17BA);”.’. —(Dan Rogerson.)