Section 62 – Information from local authorities and assessors
149.This section restates section 123 of the 1994 Act and enables provision to be made for Scottish Water to obtain from local authorities and assessors information that would help it set and recover its charges under a charges scheme.
150.Subsection (1) gives the Scottish Ministers power to makes regulations requiring local authorities or assessors to supply Scottish Water with relevant information. Relevant information is information held by local authorities in connection with council tax, council water charges, non-domestic water and sewerage rates and non-domestic rates and information held by assessors in connection with their functions, but only such information as would help Scottish Water in setting and collecting its own charges under a charges scheme (subsections (2) and (3)).
151.Regulations under subsection (1) must be made by statutory instrument and are subject to negative procedure in the Parliament (see section 68).