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New Clause 26 - Separation of retail and wholesale activities

Water Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:00 am on 17th December 2013.

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‘A company granted a water supply licence under section 17A of the Water Industry Act 1991, prior to Royal Assent of this Act, must establish separate legal identities for its—

(a) retail activities, and

(b) wholesale activities

within one year of Royal Assent of this Act.’.—(Thomas Docherty.)

Requires the wholesale and retail arms of the water companies to be separate legal entities, within a year of Royal Assent.

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided: Ayes 8, Noes 9.

Division number 10 Decision Time — New Clause 26 - Separation of retail and wholesale activities

Aye: 8 MPs

No: 9 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.