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SCHEDULE 3E+W+S+N.I. Minor and consequential amendments

Part IE+W+S+N.I. England and Wales

Water Industry Act 1991 (c. 56)E+W+S+N.I.

1In section 148(1) of the Water Industry Act 1991 (restriction on charging for metering), for “to be used” there is substituted “ capable of being used ”.E+W+S+N.I.

2In section 149(2)(a) of that Act (further provision relating to charging by volume), for “in relation to which the meter is to be used” there is substituted “ to which the meter relates ”.E+W+S+N.I.

3After section 150A of that Act there is inserted—E+W+S+N.I.

Interpretation of Chapter IE+W+S+N.I.
150B Meaning of “consumer” in Chapter I.

In this Chapter “consumer”—

(a)in relation to the supply of water by a water undertaker to any premises, means a person who is for the time being the person on whom liability to pay charges to the undertaker in respect of that supply of water would fall, and

(b)in relation to the provision of sewerage services in respect of any premises, means a person who is for the time being the person on whom liability to pay charges to the undertaker in respect of those services would fall.

4(1)Section 195 of that Act (the Director’s register) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)At the end of subsection (1) there is inserted “ and of section 143 above ” .

(3)After subsection (3) there is inserted—

(3A)The Director shall also cause to be entered on the register the provisions of any guidance given to him by the Secretary of State under section 143(7) above.

Part IIE+W+S+N.I. Scotland

House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)E+W+S+N.I.

5(1)Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (offices disqualifying for membership) is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In Part II (bodies of which all members are disqualified), the entry for the Scottish Water and Sewerage Customers Council and any committee established by it is repealed.

(3)In Part III (other disqualifying offices), there is inserted in the appropriate place—

The Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland.

Water (Fluoridation) Act 1985 (c. 63)E+W+S+N.I.

6(1)The Water (Fluoridation) Act 1985 is amended as follows.E+W+S+N.I.

(2)In section 4 (publicity and consultation about fluoridation schemes)—

(a)in subsection (2)(b)(i), for “Customers Council” there is substituted “ Water Industry Commissioner for Scotland ”, and

(b)in subsection (3), for the words from “each” to “subsection (2)(b)(i) and (ii)” there is substituted “ the Commissioner and each local authority to whom they are required by subsection (2)(b) ”.

(3)In section 5 (interpretation), the definition of “Customers Council” is repealed.

Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994 (c. 39)E+W+S+N.I.

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16In section 177(2) (Parliamentary disqualification), the entry for the Scottish Water and Sewerage Customers Council or any committee established by it is repealed.E+W+S+N.I.

17Schedule 9 (Customers Council) is repealed.E+W+S+N.I.

18In Schedule 13 (minor and consequential amendments), paragraph 140(4)(c) and (5)(a) is repealed.E+W+S+N.I.

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