Clause 12 - Arrangements for water undertakers to take water from other persons

Part of Water Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 3:15 pm ar 5 Rhagfyr 2013.

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Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 3:15, 5 Rhagfyr 2013

This clause gives Ministers powers to make regulations concerning the supply of water for public supply by a person other than an incumbent water company. It is designed to create a regulated market in which potential suppliers of water who are not incumbent water companies, as we have set out, are empowered to sell water to the public supply, building on resilience.

Our amendments make it clear that future agreements, for example variations of historic agreements, could also be excluded from the scope of the future regulations where it is considered appropriate. We believe this has always been possible, but we are making it clear in the Bill.