Explanatory Notes

Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002

2002 asp 3

1 March 2002

The Act

Part 1 – Water Industry Commissioner and Customer Panels

Section 4 – Power of the Commissioner to require information

19.This section, which is based on section 69 of the 1994 Act as amended by the 1999 Act, places a duty on Scottish Water to provide the Commissioner with information, where it is reasonable that the Commissioner should require the information to carry out the Commissioner’s functions (subsection (1)).

20.Subsection (2) provides for the Commissioner or Scottish Water to refer to the Scottish Ministers for a final decision in any disagreements over whether information sought by the Commissioner is sought reasonably.