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Clause 45 - Environmental regulation: procedure

Water Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 10th December 2013.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The clause sets out the parliamentary process to be followed by the Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers when making regulations under clause 44 alone or in conjunction with regulations made under section 2 of the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1999.

The first set of regulations made by the Secretary of State and Welsh Ministers will be subject to the affirmative resolution procedure. Any subsequent regulations that create an offence, increase a penalty for an existing offence, or amend or repeal any provision of primary legislation will also be subject to the affirmative resolution procedure. Any other regulations made will be subject to the negative resolution procedure.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 45 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.