New Clause 31 - Oversight of charges

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

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‘In section 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991 (general duties with respect of the water industry), after subsection (2C) there is inserted—

“(2CA) For the purposes of subsection (2A)(a) above the Secretary of State or, as the case may be, the Authority shall have regard to the rates of charges to—

(a) household premises; and

(b) non-household premises.”.’.—(Thomas Docherty.)

Ofwat are required to consider the rates of charges to household and non-household premises.

Brought up, and read the First time.

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

The Committee divided: Ayes 8, Noes 10.

Division number 15 Decision Time — New Clause 31 - Oversight of charges

Aye: 8 MPs

No: 10 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.