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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

Section 57 – Information and reports

140.This section, which is based on section 118 of the 1994 Act, places duties on Scottish Water in terms of providing information and making reports.

141.Subsection (1) requires Scottish Water to provide the Scottish Ministers with any information about it that the Scottish Ministers require. For that purpose Scottish Water must make available or give access to any information requested of it by anyone authorised to do so by the Scottish Ministers (subsection (2)).

142.Subsection (3) requires Scottish Water to produce a half-year and full annual reports of its activities. The half-year report must include a statement of accounts for the period covered by it (subsection (4)).

143.Subsection (5) provides that Scottish Water’s annual report must include reports on its performance against the customer standards code, consultation code and its duties on economy, effectiveness and efficiency and sustainable development.

144.Subsection (6) provides that Scottish Water must submit its half-year and annual reports to the Scottish Ministers, the Commissioner and the Convener of the Water Customer Consultation Panels and must publish them. Subsection (8) provides that the Scottish Ministers must lay the reports before the Scottish Parliament.

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