Water Bill — Report (1st Day) — 25 Mar 2014 at 17:51

Lord Prescott was absent

Clause 8: Bulk supply of water by water undertakers

Amendments 42 to 52

Moved by Lord De Mauley

42: Clause 8, page 9, line 25, at end insert “, in particular about whether the proposed supply of water would secure an efficient use of water resources, taking into account the effect on the environment of the proposed supply.”

43: Clause 8, page 10, line 33, leave out “40I” and insert “40J”

44: Clause 8, page 11, line 2, at end insert “, in particular about whether the proposed variation or termination of the bulk supply agreement would secure an efficient use of water resources, taking into account the effect on the environment of what is proposed.”

45: Clause 8, page 11, line 37, leave out “40I” and insert “40J”

46: Clause 8, page 12, line 10, at end insert-

“(2A) A code must include provision requiring persons proposing to make, vary or terminate a bulk supply agreement to consult the appropriate agency.”

47: Clause 8, page 12, line 25, at end insert-

“( ) In this section “the appropriate agency”, in relation to a bulk supply agreement or proposed bulk supply agreement, means the body that would be consulted by the Authority under section 40(4) or 40A(2) if an order under section 40(3) or 40A(1) were being considered in relation to the agreement or proposed agreement.”

48: Clause 8, page 12, line 28, at end insert-

“(aa) consult the appropriate agency;”

49: Clause 8, page 12, line 29, after “such” insert “other”

50: Clause 8, page 13, line 30, at end insert-

“( ) In this section “the appropriate agency” means-

(a) the Environment Agency, so far as a proposed code relates to bulk supply agreements to which all parties are persons mentioned in section 40(10)(a)(i) or (ii);

(b) the NRBW, so far as a proposed code relates to bulk supply agreements to which all parties are persons mentioned in section 40(10)(b)(i) or (ii);

(c) both the Environment Agency and the NRBW, in any other case.”

51: Clause 8, page 17, line 37, at end insert-

“40J Duty to provide information about bulk supplies

(1) A supplier under a bulk supply agreement must provide such information as the appropriate agency may request in relation to water supplied under the agreement.

(2) The requirement in subsection (1) is enforceable by the Authority under section 18.

(3) In subsection (1) “the appropriate agency” means the body that would be consulted by the Authority under section 40A(2) if the agreement were to be varied or terminated by an order under section 40A(1).”

52: Clause 8, page 17, line 38, leave out “40I” and insert “40J”

Amendments 42 to 52 agreed.

Clause 12: Arrangements for water undertakers to take water from other persons

Amendment 53

Moved by Lord De Mauley

53: Clause 12, page 46, line 9, at end insert-

“(aa) provision requiring the Authority to consult the Environment Agency, the NRBW or both of them before making an order;”

Amendment 53 agreed.

Amendment 54 not moved.

Amendment 55

Moved by Lord Whitty

55: After Clause 15, insert the following new Clause-

“National affordability scheme

(1) The Secretary of State must, by order, introduce a National Affordability Scheme for water.

(2) The National Affordability Scheme must include an eligibility criteria, determined by the Secretary of State, in consultation with-

(a) the Water Services Regulation Authority; and

(b) the Consumer Council for Water.

(3) An order under this section-

(a) shall be made by statutory instrument, and

(b) may not be made unless a draft of the order has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.”

Debate in Parliament | Source |

Party Summary

Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.

What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.

What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.

PartyMajority (Not-Content)Minority (Content)Turnout
Bishop0 14.0%
Con151 (+1 tell) 066.7%
Crossbench29 920.0%
DUP0 250.0%
Independent Labour0 1100.0%
Judge1 06.7%
Lab0 154 (+2 tell)70.0%
LDem75 (+1 tell) 073.8%
Other0 1100.0%
PC0 150.0%
UUP2 0100.0%
Total:258 16954.3%

Rebel Voters - sorted by party

Lords for which their vote in this division differed from the majority vote of their party. You can see all votes in this division, or every eligible lord who could have voted in this division

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NamePartyVote
Lord Adebowale Crossbenchaye
Lord Alton of LiverpoolCrossbenchaye
The Earl of ClancartyCrossbenchaye
Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbench (front bench)aye
Baroness Hayman Crossbenchaye
Baroness Howarth of BrecklandCrossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Joffe Crossbench (front bench)aye
Lord Low of DalstonCrossbenchaye
Lord Martin of SpringburnCrossbenchaye
Baroness Morgan of DrefelinCrossbenchaye
Lord Patel of BradfordCrossbenchaye
Lord Robertson of Port EllenCrossbenchaye
Viscount Falkland LDemaye

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