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Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 3)S

1SThe Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 is amended as follows.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 2 para. 1 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

2SAfter section 2 (Water Customer Consultation Panels) insert—

2ANational Consumer Council representations

(1)This section applies where the National Consumer Council (“the Council”) has exercised a function under section 8(1) of the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 (c. 17) (representative functions) in relation to the activities of Scottish Water.

(2)The persons listed in subsection (4) must have regard to any advice, information, proposal or representation made to them by the Council under section 8(1) of that Act.

(3)Any persons listed in subsection (4) to whom a proposal is made under section 8(1)(b) of that Act must, within 6 months of receipt, publish a summary of their responses to the proposal.

(4)The persons are—

(a)the Scottish Ministers,

(b)Scottish Water,

(c)the Water Industry Commission,

(d)the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland,

(e)the Scottish Environment Protection Agency..

Commencement Information

I2Sch. 2 para. 2 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

3SIn section 4 (power of the Commission to require information) after subsection (3) insert—

(4)Scottish Water must comply with any direction given to it by the Commission under section 25(5) of the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 (enforcement by regulator of notice to provide the National Consumer Council with information)..

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I3Sch. 2 para. 3 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

4SIn section 5 (annual reports by, and information from, the Commission), in subsection (2)—

(a)in paragraph (a)(i), for “representations made to it by a Customer Panel” substitute “ advice, information or representation made to it by the National Consumer Council under section 8(1)(a) or (c) of the Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 (representative functions) ”,

(b)in paragraph (a)(ii), for “recommendations made to it under section 2(4)” substitute “ proposals made to it under section 8(1)(b) of that Act ”,

(c)in paragraph (b)—

(i)after “such” insert “ advice, information, proposal or ”,

(ii)the words “or recommendation” are repealed.

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I4Sch. 2 para. 4 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

5SIn section 6 (funding of the Commission), after subsection (2) insert—

(2A)Scottish Water must make to the National Consumer Council, in respect of the Council's expenses (as respects its activities relating to Scottish Water), payments of such amounts, and at such times, as the Scottish Ministers may direct.

(2B)Before making a direction under subsection (2A), the Scottish Ministers must consult the Council..

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I5Sch. 2 para. 5 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

6SIn the title to section 6 (funding of the Commission), after “Commission” insert “ and the National Consumer Council ”.

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I6Sch. 2 para. 6 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

7SIn the title to Part 1 (Water Industry Commission and Customer Panels), for “Customer Panels” substitute “ the representation of consumers ”.

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I7Sch. 2 para. 7 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

8SIn section 27 (approval of customer standards code)—

(a)in subsection (1), for “each Water Customer Consultation Panel” substitute “ the National Consumer Council ”,

(b)in subsection (4), for “each Water Customer Consultation Panel” substitute “ the National Consumer Council ”.

Commencement Information

I8Sch. 2 para. 8 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

9SIn section 28 (consultation code), in subsection (3)(a)—

(a)for “each Water Customer Consultation Panel” substitute “ the National Consumer Council ”,

(b)for “any Panel” substitute “ the Council ”.

Commencement Information

I9Sch. 2 para. 9 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

10SIn section 29B (determination of maximum charges), in subsection (4)(a), for sub-paragraph (iii) substitute—

(iii)the National Consumer Council,.

Commencement Information

I10Sch. 2 para. 10 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

11SIn section 29D(5) (statements regarding charges), for paragraph (b) substitute—

(b)the National Consumer Council,.

Commencement Information

I11Sch. 2 para. 11 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

12SIn section 56A (directions may set objectives), in subsection (4), for the words “Convener” to “whole)” substitute “ National Consumer Council ”.

Commencement Information

I12Sch. 2 para. 12 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

13SIn section 57 (information and reports), in subsection (6)(a), for “Convener of the Water Customer Consultation Panels” substitute “ National Consumer Council ”.

Commencement Information

I13Sch. 2 para. 13 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (asp 3)S

14SIn section 19 of the Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005 (disconnections code), in subsection (4), for paragraph (c) substitute—

(c)the National Consumer Council;.

Commencement Information

I14Sch. 2 para. 14 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 (c. 17)S

15SThe Consumers, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 is amended as follows.

Commencement Information

I15Sch. 2 para. 15 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

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19SIn section 24(9) (provision of information to the Council), after paragraph (c) insert—

(ca)the Water Industry Commission for Scotland;.

Commencement Information

I16Sch. 2 para. 19 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

20SIn section 25 (enforcement by regulator of Council notice requiring the provision of information), at the appropriate place in the table in subsection (3) insert—

Scottish Water.The Water Industry Commission for Scotland..

Commencement Information

I17Sch. 2 para. 20 in force at 15.8.2011 by S.S.I. 2011/278, art. 2(d)

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