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New Clause 10 - Flood insurance obligations: further provision

Water Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:30 pm on 12th December 2013.

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‘(1) The Secretary of State may by regulations make provision for and in connection with enforcing compliance with obligations imposed by regulations under section (Flood insurance obligations: information).

(2) The regulations may in particular include—

(a) provision about the sanctions, including civil penalties, that may be imposed by the Secretary of State or a person acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for non-compliance with the obligations;

(b) provision about the procedure to be followed when imposing a sanction;

(c) provision about the recovery of costs incurred in connection with imposing a sanction up to the time of its imposition;

(d) provision enabling an appeal to the First-tier Tribunal against the imposition of a sanction or a requirement to pay costs.

(3) Provision under subsection (2)(a) may in particular include—

(a) provision for civil penalties of a fixed amount;

(b) provision for further amounts to be payable by way of civil penalty where an insurer continues to fail to comply with the obligation in question;

(c) provision about how a civil penalty or an amount of costs may be recovered.

(4) Provision under subsection (2)(d) may include provision as to the grounds on which an appeal may be made.’—(Dan Rogerson.)

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.