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Water Industry Act 1999


English and Welsh Provisions

36.The sections relating to disconnection, the use of limiting devices and removal of the restriction on charging with reference to rateable value take effect on Royal Assent. The provisions in the Act that provide for regulations to be made will also come into force on Royal Assent. The other provisions will come into force on a day or days determined by the Secretary of State.

Scottish Provisions

37.No date for commencement is included on the face of the Act. The intention is that Scottish Ministers should determine a commencement date in exercise of the functions transferred to them under the Scotland Act 1998.

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