Water Industry Bill — Regulations concerning charges schemes — 10 Feb 1999

I beg to move amendment No. 31, in page 1, line 10, leave out 'excluded premises' and insert

'any premises specified in Schedule 4A to this Act'.

No. 17, in page 1, line 17, at end insert

No. 18, in page 1, line 17, at end insert

No. 19, in page 1, line 17, at end insert

No. 24, in page 1, line 17, at end insert

Amendment agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 32, in page 1, line 11, leave out from beginning to end of line 2 on page 2 and insert--

Amendments made: No. 33, in page 2, line 7, leave out 'excluded premises' and insert

'premises specified in Schedule 4A to this Act.'.

No. 34, in page 2, leave out lines 26 and 27.-- [Mr. Allen.]

Manuscript amendment made: in page 2, line 40, leave out 'section 61(7) above' and insert

'paragraph 1(2) of Schedule 4A to this Act'.-- [Mr. Allen.]

I beg to move amendment No. 26, in page 3, leave out from end of line 19 to end of line 10 on page 4 and insert--

'143A.--(1) In making a charges scheme under section 143 above, a relevant undertaker shall have regard to any guidance issued by the Secretary of State in relation to the matters listed in subsection (2) below.

(2) For the purposes of subsection (1) above, the Secretary of State may issue guidance relating to the following--

(a) the factors to be taken into account in relation to the fixing, calculating and imposing of charges;

(b) the making available to consumers of alternative bases of charging; and

(c) the taking into account of the problems faced by the aged, ill and disabled.

(3) The Secretary of State shall arrange for any guidance given by him under subsection (2) above to be published in such a manner as he considers appropriate.'.

It being Ten o'clock, the debate stood adjourned.

Motion made, and Question put forthwith, pursuant to Standing Order No. 15 (Exempted business),

That, at this day's sitting, the Water Industry Bill may be proceeded with, though opposed, until any hour.-- [Mr. Allen.]

Question agreed to.

Not amended (in the Standing Committee), again considered.

Question again proposed, That the amendment be made.

Question put, That the amendment be made:--

The House divided: Ayes 120, Noes 317.

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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.

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PartyMajority (No)Minority (Aye)BothTurnout
Con0 120 (+2 tell)075.3%
Lab291 (+2 tell) 0070.3%
LDem27 0058.7%
Total:318 120070.7%

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