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New Clause 28 - Standardised terms and conditions for new entrants

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

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‘Any company granted a water supply licence under section 17A of the Water Industry Act 1991, following Royal Assent of this Act, must be—

(a) offered comparable terms and conditions as any company granted a water supply licence prior to Royal Assent of this Act; and

(b) all terms and conditions must be subject to scrutiny by the regulator.’.—(Thomas Docherty.)

Ofwat would require each wholesaler to produce standardised terms and conditions for new entrants.

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 12 Decision Time — New Clause 28 - Standardised terms and conditions for new entrants

Aye: 8 MPs

No: 9 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.