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The Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006

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Duties of undertakers to provide the Department with information

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260.—(1) It shall be the duty of a company holding an appointment as a relevant undertaker to provide the Department with all such information relating to any matter which—

(a)is connected with, or with any proposals relating to, the carrying out by that company of the functions of a relevant undertaker; or

(b)is material to the carrying out by the Department of any of its functions under this Order,

as the Department may reasonably require.

(2) Information required under this Article shall be provided in such form and manner, and be accompanied or supplemented by such explanations, as the Department may reasonably require.

(3) The information which a company may be required to provide under this Article shall include information which, although it is not in the possession of that company or would not otherwise come into the possession of that company, is information which it is reasonable to require that company to obtain.

(4) A requirement for the purposes of this Article shall be contained in a direction which—

(a)may describe the information to be provided in such manner as the Department considers appropriate;

(b)may require the information to be provided on a particular occasion, in particular circumstances or from time to time; and

(c)may be given to a particular company, to companies of a particular description or to all the companies holding appointments under Chapter I of Part II.

(5) The obligations of a relevant undertaker under this Article pursuant to a requirement under paragraph (1) shall be enforceable under Article 30 by the Department.

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