SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 11S Water and Sewerage Charges: Scotland

Part IVS Amendments to the 1980 Act

28The 1980 Act shall be amended in accordance with the following provisions of this Part.

29In section 9A (which relates to the exemption from charges of water for fire fighting)—

(a)for the words “community water charges" there shall be substituted the words “ council water charge ”; and

(b)for paragraphs (a) and (b) there shall be substituted the following paragraphs—

(a)water taken for the purpose of extinguishing fires or taken by a fire authority for any other emergency purposes;

(b)water taken for the purpose of testing apparatus installed or equipment used for extinguishing fires or for the purpose of training persons for fire-fighting; or

(c)the availability of water for any purpose mentioned in paragraph (a) or (b) above:.

30In section 35 (which relates to the power to supply water fittings)—

(a)in subsection (1) the words “by way either of sale or hire" shall cease to have effect;

(b)in subsection (2), for the words “let for hire" there shall be substituted the words “ supplied otherwise than by sale ”; and

(c)for subsection (5) there shall be substituted the following subsection—

(5)If any person—

(a)so interferes with a meter used by the authority in determining the amount of any charges fixed in relation to any premises as intentionally or recklessly to prevent the meter from showing, or from accurately showing, the volume of water supplied to those premises; or

(b)carries out, without the consent of the water authority, any works which he knows are likely to affect the operation of such a meter or which require the disconnection of such a meter; or

(c)otherwise wilfully or negligently injures or suffers to be injured any water fitting belonging to the authority,

he shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale.

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F232. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F333. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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35After section 56 there shall be inserted—

56A Regulations as to meters.

The Secretary of State may make regulations under this Act as to the installation, connection, use, maintenance, authentication and testing of meters, and as to any related matters.

F536. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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F637. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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38In section 109(1) (which defines terms used in the Act)—

F7(a). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F7(b). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

F7(c). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(d)after the definition of “enactment" there shall be inserted—

fire authority” has the same meaning as in the M1Fire Services Act 1947;;

F7(e). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

(f)in the definition of “prescribed", after “prescribed by" there shall be inserted the words “ or determined under ”.

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Commencement Information

I2Sch. 11 para. 38 wholly in force; Sch. 11 para. 38(d)(f) in force at Royal Assent see s. 119(2)(c); Sch. 11 para. 38(a)(c) in force at 1.10.1992 by S.I. 1992/2183, art. 2(b) (with art. 3); Sch. 11 para. 38(b)(e) in force at 1.4.1993 by S.I. 1993/575, art. 2.

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