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Clause 53 - Transitional, transitory or saving provision

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

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Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 3:30 pm, 12th December 2013

I beg to move amendment 147, in clause 53, page 91, line 5, at end insert—

‘(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if or to the extent that subsection (3) or (4) applies.

(3) If a provision of this Act is brought into force to any extent by the Welsh Ministers acting alone under section 56(3), the Welsh Ministers may by order made by statutory instrument make such transitional, transitory or saving provision as the Welsh Ministers consider appropriate in connection with the coming into force of so much of that provision as is so brought into force.

(4) If a provision of this Act is brought into force to any extent by the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers acting jointly under section 56(3), the Secretary of State and the Welsh Ministers may, acting jointly, by order made by statutory instrument make such transitional, transitory or saving provision as they, together, consider appropriate in connection with the coming into force of so much of that provision as is so brought into force.’.

The amendment gives appropriate powers to Welsh Ministers to put in place transitional arrangements when connecting sections of the Bill. This is a standard power, bringing Welsh Ministers in line with the Secretary of State.

Amendment 147 agreed to.

Clause 53, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clause 54 ordered to stand part of the Bill.