Water Bill [HL] — 12 Jun 2003 at 11:48

moved Amendment No. 2:

Before Clause 1, insert the following new clause-


(1) The Secretary of State shall by regulations ensure the timely establishment of a working framework that furthers the establishment of practices required by Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (hereafter referred to as the "Water Framework Directive").

(2) The regulations under subsection (1) shall in particular-

(a) prevent further deterioration of and protect and enhance the status of the aquatic ecosystems and, with regard to their water needs, terrestrial ecosystems and wetlands directly depending on the aquatic ecosystems;

(b) promote sustainable water use based on a long term protection of available water resources;

(c) enhance the protection and improvement of the aquatic environment through, inter alia, specific measures and targets for the progressive reduction of discharges, emissions and losses of the priority hazardous substances;

(d) ensure that for surface water the highest ecological and chemical status possible is achieved, given impacts that could not reasonably be avoided due to the nature of human activity or pollution;

(e) for groundwater, ensure the least possible changes to good groundwater status, given impacts that could not reasonably be avoided due to the nature of human activity or pollution;

(f) contribute to mitigating the effects of floods and droughts, in particular by measures to be developed as appropriate to each river basin according to policies developed by each river basin management committee (as defined in section 64).

(3) The Secretary of State or the National Assembly for Wales, as appropriate, shall set targets for the achievement of the measures set out in subsection (2), the first set of targets to be introduced in December 2004, to be reviewed every six years thereafter."

On Question, Whether the said amendment (No. 2) shall be agreed to?

Their Lordships divided: Contents, 94; Not-Contents, 89.

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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.

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

PartyMajority (Content)Minority (Not-Content)Turnout
Con58 026.9%
Crossbench10 69.3%
Lab0 81 (+2 tell)43.0%
LDem22 (+2 tell) 036.9%
UUP1 0100.0%
Total:91 8728.1%

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Lord Boston of FavershamCrossbenchno
Lord Chorley Crossbenchno
Lord Craig of RadleyCrossbench (front bench)no
Lord Marsh Crossbenchno
Lord Weatherill Crossbench (front bench)no
Lord Williamson of HortonCrossbench (front bench)no

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