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Scottish Statutory Instruments

2011 No. 278 (C. 24)

Water Industry

The Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2011

Made

21st June 2011

Laid before the Scottish Parliament

23rd June 2011

Coming into force

15th August 2011

The Scottish Ministers make the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 134(7) of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010(1).

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2011 and comes into force on 15th August 2011.

Appointed day

2.  15th August 2011 is the day appointed for the following provisions of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 to come into force:—

(a)section 3 (transfer to certain bodies of functions of Waterwatch Scotland);

(b)section 130 (consultation by water and sewerage services providers);

(c)section 131 (complaints about water services and sewerage services providers);

(d)schedule 2 (transfer of Waterwatch Scotland functions: modifications of enactments); and

(e)schedule 3 (dissolution of Waterwatch Scotland: arrangements for staff, property, etc.).

ALEX NEIL

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew’s House,

Edinburgh

21st June 2011

EXPLANATORY NOTE

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings the following provisions of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 (“the Act”) into force on 15th August 2011:—

(a)section 3, which dissolves the Water Customer Consultation Panels and abolishes the position of their Convenor (collectively known as Waterwatch Scotland). The representative functions of Waterwatch are transferred to the National Consumer Council and complaints relating to Scottish Water are added to the remit of the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman;

(b)section 130, which amends the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 3) to provide for the consultation of licensed water and/or sewerage service providers on certain matters;

(c)section 131, which inserts a new section into the Water Service etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 3) to make provision for the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman to investigate complaints against the licensed provider upon the request of a licensed provider;

(d)schedule 2, which modifies enactments and makes repeals in consequence of the transfer of the functions from Waterwatch Scotland to the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman and the National Consumer Council; and

(e)schedule 3, which makes provision for the transfer of staff, property, liabilities and undetermined complaints in consequence of the dissolution of Waterwatch Scotland.

Sections 103, 109, 132, 133 and 134 of the Act came into force on Royal Assent (28th April 2010).

NOTE AS TO EARLIER COMMENCEMENT ORDERS

(This note is not part of the Order)

The following provisions of the Act were brought into force by commencement orders made before the date of this Order:—

ProvisionDate of CommencementS.S.I. No.
Sections 1 to 12 except section 31st August 20102010/221
Section 13 (partially) for the purposes of the amendments and repeals commenced in Schedule 1 to S.S.I. 2011/3031st January 20112011/30
Section 13 (partially) for the purposes of the amendment in Schedule 2 to S.S.I. 2011/301st April 20112011/30
Sections 14 to 301st August 20102010/221
Sections 31 to 351st October 20102010/321
Sections 36 to 431st July 20102010/221
Section 44 (partially) for the purpose of making appointments1st August 20102010/221
Sections 44 to 102 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Sections 104 to 106 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Section 44 to 106 insofar as not already in force1st April 20112011/122
Section 1071st August 20102010/221
Section 108 (partially) for the purpose of making appointments1st August 20102010/221
Section 110(1) (partially) for the purpose of making appointments1st August 20102010/221
Sections 108 to 110 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Section 108 to 110 insofar as not already in force1st April 20112011/122
Section 111 (partially) for the purpose of making appointments1st August 20102010/221
Section 111 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Section 111 insofar as not already in force1st April 20112011/122
Sections 112 to 1141st October 20102010/321
Sections 115 to 117 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Sections 115 to 117 insofar as not already in force1st April 20112011/122
Section 1181st October 20102010/321
Section 1191st August 20102010/221
Sections 120 to 128 except section 1251st August 20102010/221
Section 125 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Section 1291st August 20102010/221
Schedule 11st August 20102010/221
Paragraph 1 of Schedule 4 (partially), for the purposes of the amendments in Schedule 1 to S.S.I. 2011/3031st January 20112011/30
Paragraph 9 of Schedule 4 (partially) for the purposes of amendments in Schedule 1 to S.S.I. 2011/3031st January 20112011/30
Paragraphs 2, 3, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 15 and 20 to 33 of Schedule 431st January 20112011/30
Paragraphs 4 to 7, 14 and 16 to 19 of Schedule 41st April 20112011/30
Schedules 5 to 71st August 20102010/221
Schedule 81st October 20102010/321
Schedules 9 and 101st July 20102010/221
Schedule 11 (partially) for the purpose of making appointments1st August 20102010/221
Schedule 11 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Schedule 11 insofar as not already in force1st April 20112011/122
Schedule 12 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Schedule 12 insofar as not already in force1st April 20112011/122
Schedule 131st October 20102010/321
Schedule 14 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Schedule 14, with the exception of paragraph 35(a), insofar as not already in force1st April 20112011/122
Schedule 151st August 20102010/221
Schedule 16 (partially) for the purpose of making appointments1st August 20102010/221
Schedule 16 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Schedule 16 insofar as not already in force1st April 20112011/122
Schedule 17 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Schedule 17 insofar as not already in force1st April 20112011/122
Schedule 18 (partially) for the purpose of making appointments1st August 20102010/221
Schedule 18 (partially) for the purpose of making subordinate legislation1st October 20102010/321
Schedule 18 insofar as not already in force1st April 20112011/122
Schedules 19 and 2031st October 20102010/321

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