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Section 1(2).

SCHEDULE 1E+W+S Schedule to be inserted in the Water Industry Act 1991

Schedule 4AE+W+S Premises that are not to be disconnected for non-payment of charges

1(1)Any dwelling which is occupied by a person as his only or principal home.

(2)In this paragraph “dwelling” means—

(a)a private dwelling-house (which may be a building or part of a building),

(b)a caravan within the meaning of Part I of the M1Caravan Sites and Control of Development Act 1960 (disregarding the amendment made by section 13(2) of the M2Caravan Sites Act 1968), or

(c)a boat or similar structure designed or adapted for use as a place of permanent habitation.

2(1)Any house in multiple occupation which does not constitute a dwelling within the meaning of paragraph 1 above and in which any person has his only or principal home.

(2)In this paragraph “house in multiple occupation” has the meaning given by section 345(1) of the M3Housing Act 1985.

3(1)Accommodation for the elderly in which a person has his only or principal home.

(2)In this paragraph “accommodation for the elderly” means residential accommodation to which sub-paragraph (3) or (4) below applies, but which is not a dwelling within the meaning of paragraph 1 above or a house in multiple occupation within the meaning of paragraph 2 above.

(3)This sub-paragraph applies to residential accommodation—

(a)which is particularly suitable, having regard to its location, size, design, heating systems and other features, for occupation by elderly persons,

(b)which it is the practice of the landlord to let for occupation by persons aged 60 or more, and

(c)where the services of a warden are provided.

(4)This sub-paragraph applies to any building or part of a building designed or adapted for use as residential accommodation for elderly persons.

4A hospital within the meaning of section 11 of the M4Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984.

5Premises used for the provision of medical services by a registered medical practitioner.

6Premises used for the provision of dental services by a person who under the M5Dentists Act 1984 is permitted to practise dentistry.

7(1)Premises used for the provision of personal medical services or personal dental services under a pilot scheme.

(2)In this paragraph “personal medical services”, “personal dental services” and “pilot scheme” have the same meaning as in Part I of the M6National Health Service (Primary Care) Act 1997.

8(1)A residential care home, nursing home or mental nursing home.

(2)In this paragraph—

  • mental nursing home” means anything which is a mental nursing home within the meaning of the M7Registered Homes Act 1984;

  • nursing home” means anything which is a nursing home within the meaning of the Registered Homes Act 1984 or which would be but for section 21(3)(a) of that Act;

  • residential care home” means—

    (a)

    an establishment in respect of which registration is required under Part I of the Registered Homes Act 1984 or would be so required but for section 1(4) (small homes) or section 1(5)(j) of that Act (establishments managed or provided by government departments, etc.), or

    (b)

    a building or part of a building in which residential accommodation is provided under section 21 of the M8National Assistance Act 1948.

9(1)A children’s home.

(2)In this paragraph “children’s home” means—

(a)a community home within the meaning of section 53 of the M9Children Act 1989,

(b)a voluntary home within the meaning of section 60(3) of that Act,

(c)a children’s home registered under Part VIII of that Act,

(d)a home providing (or usually providing or intended to provide) care and accommodation for three or fewer children at any one time, other than a home which is (or would, if it provided care and accommodation for more than three children at any one time, be) exempted from registration under Part VIII of that Act—

(i)by or under any of subsections (4), (5), (7) or (12) of section 63 of that Act, or

(ii)by regulations made for the purposes of subsection (3) of that section by the Secretary of State.

10A school within the meaning of the M10Education Act 1996.

11(1)Premises used by an institution within the further education sector or an institution within the higher education sector for, or in connection with, the provision of education.

(2)In this paragraph the references to an institution within the further education sector or within the higher education sector are to be construed in accordance with section 91 of the M11Further and Higher Education Act 1992.

12Premises used for the provision of day care for children by a person who is registered under section 71(1)(b) of the Children Act 1989 in respect of the premises.

13(1)A prison or detention centre.

(2)In this paragraph “prison” means—

(a)any prison, young offender institution or remand centre which is under the general superintendence of, or is provided by, the Secretary of State under the M12Prison Act 1952, including a contracted out prison within the meaning of Part IV of the M13Criminal Justice Act 1991,

(b)any secure training centre within the meaning of section 43(1)(d) of the M14Prison Act 1952, or

(c)a naval, military or air force prison.

(3)In this paragraph “detention centre” means any premises which are used solely for detaining persons under the M15Immigration Act 1971 or the M16Asylum and Immigration Appeals Act 1993, but which are not a part of a prison.

14Premises occupied for the purposes of a police force.

15Premises occupied for the purposes of a fire brigade maintained in pursuance of the M17Fire Services Act 1947.

16Premises occupied for the purposes of the provision of an ambulance service by a National Health Service trust established under Part I of the M18National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990.

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Section 15(1).

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.

SCHEDULE 4E+W+S+N.I. Repeals

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

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1991 c. 56.The Water Industry Act 1991.Section 145 and the heading preceding it.
1995 c. 25.The Environment Act 1995.In Schedule 22, paragraph 114(2).

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

ChapterShort titleExtent of repeal
1975 c. 24.The House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975.In Schedule 1, in Part II, the entry for the Scottish Water and Sewerage Customers Council and any committee established by it.
1985 c. 63.The Water (Fluoridation) Act 1985.In section 5, the definition of “Customers Council”.
1994 c. 39.The Local Government etc. (Scotland) Act 1994.Section 66(2).
Section 67.
In section 68, subsection (1), in subsection (3) the words “Without prejudice to subsection (1)(c) above”, and in subsection (5) the words from “and without prejudice” to the end.
In section 76, in subsection (4), in paragraph (a) the words “in draft” and in paragraph (b)(ii) the words “the Council and”, and in subsection (5) the words “in draft”.
In section 125, the definition of “the Customers Council”.
In section 177(2), the entry for the Scottish Water and Sewerage Customers Council and any committee established by it.
Schedule 9.
In Schedule 13, paragraph 140(4)(c) and (5)(a).

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