New Clause 48 - Exit from the non-household retail market (No. 3)

Part of Water Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:30 pm ar 17 Rhagfyr 2013.

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Photo of Thomas Docherty Thomas Docherty Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) 2:30, 17 Rhagfyr 2013

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

I will see whether I can set a new record for how short I can keep the debate, despite the disappointment that will cause on the Government Benches. The new clause would make a technical change. New clause 48(2) would make it clear in the Bill, unlike new clause 36, which was a paving amendment, that action could be taken only with the express permission of the Secretary of State. I do not need to say anything else.