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Water Act 2003

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Water Resources Act 1991 (c. 57)

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53(1)The WRA is amended as follows.

(2)In section 203 (exchange of information with respect to pollution incidents etc)—

(a)after subsection (1) there is inserted—

(1A)It shall be the duty of the Agency to provide a licensed water supplier with all such information to which this section applies as is in the possession of the Agency and is reasonably requested by the supplier for purposes connected with the carrying on of activities under its licence.,

(b)after subsection (2) there is inserted—

(2A)It shall be the duty of every licensed water supplier to provide the Agency with all such information to which this section applies as is in the possession of the supplier and is reasonably requested by the Agency for purposes connected with the carrying out of any of its functions.,

(c)for subsection (3) there is substituted—

(3)Information provided to a water undertaker, to a licensed water supplier or to the Agency under subsection (1), (1A), (2) or (2A) above shall be provided in such form and in such manner and at such times as the undertaker, the supplier or the Agency, as the case may be, may reasonably require.,

(d)in subsection (4)—

(i)for “subsection (1) or (2)” there is inserted “subsection (1), (1A), (2) or (2A)”, and

(ii)after “undertaker” there is inserted “, to a licensed water supplier”,

(e)in subsection (5), for “a water undertaker under subsection (2) above shall” there is substituted—

(a)a water undertaker under subsection (2) above; or

(b)a licensed water supplier under subsection (2A) above,

shall, and

(f)after subsection (7) there is inserted—

(8)Any reference in this section to a licensed water supplier is a reference to a company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991.

(3)In section 204 (restriction on disclosure of information)—

(a)in paragraph (b) of subsection (2), for “or sewerage undertaker” there is substituted “, sewerage undertaker or company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991”,

(b)in paragraph (c) of that subsection, for “203(1) or (2)” there is substituted “203(1), (1A), (2) or (2A)”, and

(c)in subsection (4)(a), after “sewerage undertaker” there is inserted “, or with the carrying on by a company holding a licence under Chapter 1A of Part 2 of the Water Industry Act 1991 of activities under its licence,”.

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