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Water Act 2003

98. .Section 34 and Schedule 1: Water Services Regulation Authority.

This section adds a new section 1A to the Water Industry Act and repeals Section 1 and Schedule 1A of that Act.

99.New Section 1A establishes the Water Services Regulation Authority, and provides that it is a body corporate that performs its functions on behalf of the Crown. The Welsh name for this Authority is specified as the Awdurdod Rheoleiddio Gwasanaethau Dŵr.

100.Subsection (2) inserts a new Schedule 1A into the Water Industry Act which sets out the provisions for the appointment and conditions of members of the Authority, stipulating that the Authority comprises a chairman and at least two other members, to be appointed by the Secretary of State in consultation with the Assembly. The Schedule also provides for the appointment of staff to serve the Authority, for proceedings, including the delegation of functions, within the Authority, and for a code of practice.

101.Subsection (3) abolishes the office of the Director General of Water Services.

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