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After section 56 (directions) of the 2002 Act there is inserted—
(1)In particular, directions under section 56 may in respect of a period specified under section 29B(2) set objectives as to—
(a)the standard of the services to be provided in the exercise of Scottish Water's core functions, and
(b)the time by which—
(i)a particular standard of any of those services is to be attained,
(ii)any particular work required for or in connection with the provision of those services is (in part or whole) to be commenced or completed.
(2)Different objectives may be set for different cases or categories of case.
(3)In formulating objectives of a type referred to in subsection (1) for inclusion in directions under section 56, the Scottish Ministers must have regard to Scottish Water's duty under section 51(1).
(4)Before giving directions under section 56 which set objectives of a type referred to in subsection (1), the Scottish Ministers must consult the Convener of the Water Customer Consultation Panels (representing the Panels as a whole) on the objectives.
(1)The Scottish Ministers may by order confer on Scottish Water such additional or supplementary functions relating to the provision of water and sewerage services by Scottish Water as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate so to confer.
(2)The Scottish Ministers are to consult Scottish Water and the Commission on any order they propose to make under subsection (1).”.
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