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Water Act

Government Bill

Originated in the House of Commons, Session 2013-14

Act of Parliament (1)

Full text of the Act of Parliament as passed by Parliament (this is the Act in its original state. The Act may have been amended by another Act and any such amendments are not shown in this version).

Water Act 2014 c.21
14 May 2014
Commons

Full text of the Bill as introduced and further versions of the Bill as it is reprinted to incorporate amendments (proposals for change) made during its passage through Parliament.

Bill 201 2013-2014, Lords Amendments to the Bill
10 April 2014
Commons
1 April 2014
Lords
HL Bill 88 2013-2014, as amended in Committee
12 February 2014
Lords
HL Bill 71 2013-2014, as brought from the Commons
8 January 2014
Lords
Bill 146 2013-2014, as amended in Public Bill Committee
18 December 2013
Commons
27 June 2013
Commons

Tracked changes versions of the Bill, showing amendments made in Committee of the whole House and in Public Bill Committees in the House of Commons. Please note that these are unofficial versions and may not be completely accurate.

Version of the bill showing changes made in committee
18 December 2013
Commons

Documents to explain the purpose of the Bill.

Bill 201-EN 2013-2014, Explanatory Notes on Lords Amendments
10 April 2014
Commons
HL Bill 71-EN 2013-2014, Explanatory Notes to the Bill
8 January 2014
Lords

Full list of amendment papers relating to the Bill. Individual amendment papers will be replaced with consolidated lists before the amendments are discussed. Page and line references in amendment papers refer to the PDF version of the Bill.

Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Third Reading
8 April 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Third Reading
5 April 2014
Lords
Amendment to be moved on Third Reading
4 April 2014
Lords
Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
28 March 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List]
27 March 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report [Supplementary to the Marshalled List]
25 March 2014
Lords
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved on Report
22 March 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
21 March 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved on Report
19 March 2014
Lords
Amendment to be moved on Report
27 February 2014
Lords
Third Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
8 February 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]
7 February 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]
6 February 2014
Lords
Amendment to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Second Marshalled List]
6 February 2014
Lords
Second Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
5 February 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee [Supplementary to the Marshalled List]
4 February 2014
Lords
Marshalled List of Amendments to be moved in Committee
1 February 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee
31 January 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee
30 January 2014
Lords
Amendments to be moved in Committee
29 January 2014
Lords
Consideration of Bill Amendments for 6 January 2014
6 January 2014
Commons
Notices of Amendments given up to and including 2 January 2014
2 January 2014
Commons
Provisional Notices of Amendments and Added Names as at 20 December 2013
20 December 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 19 December 2013
20 December 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments as at 18 December 2013
19 December 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 17 December 2013
17 December 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments given on 12 December 2013
13 December 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 12 December 2013
12 December 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 10 December 2013
11 December 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 10 December 2013
10 December 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 5 December 2013
6 December 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 5 December 2013
5 December 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Amendments as at 3 December 2013
3 December 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given up to and including 29 November 2013
2 December 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 28 November 2013
29 November 2013
Commons
Notices of Amendments given on 27 November 2013
28 November 2013
Commons

In the House of Commons, amendments are grouped together so that amendments relating to a particular topic or issue are discussed together.

Consideration of Lords Amendments
7 May 2014
Commons
Consideration on Report (revised)
6 January 2014
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 4
16 December 2013
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 3 (revised)
12 December 2013
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 3
11 December 2013
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2 (revised)
10 December 2013
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 2
9 December 2013
Commons
Consideration in Committee: Selection 1
4 December 2013
Commons

Details of proceedings in Public Bill Committee or Committee of the whole House, on any report (consideration) stage, and on any consideration of Lords Amendments or any subsequent Lords Messages. The documents contain the text of amendments considered at each sitting and show whether it was agreed to, negatived (not agreed), not called, not moved or withdrawn.

Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 6 January 2014
7 January 2014
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 17 December 2013
18 December 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 12 December 2013
13 December 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 10 December 2013
11 December 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 5 December 2013
6 December 2013
Commons
Public Bill Committee Proceedings as at 3 December 2013
4 December 2013
Commons

House of Commons Library and House of Lords Library briefing papers aim to be politically impartial, containing factual information as well as a range of opinions on each subject. Briefing papers on Bills are produced before Second Reading and, in the Commons, after Committee Stage.

Library Note 2014/002
22 January 2014
Lords
Committee Stage Report
6 January 2014
Commons
Briefing Paper on Second Reading
21 November 2013
Commons

Archive of press notices related to the Bill.

Water Bill Committee announce evidence programme
2 December 2013
Commons
Have your say on the Water Bill
29 November 2013
Commons

Written submissions from outside bodies and individuals are circulated to MPs appointed to examine the Bill during committee stage in a Public Bill Committee. The following written submissions were sent to this committee.

Commons Committee stage

Written evidence - consolidated version
30 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Bill Hollis WB 23
18 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Food and Drink Federation WB 24
18 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: The Environment Agency WB 25
18 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Wessex Water WB 26
18 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Council of Mortgage Lenders WB 27
18 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Council and members of the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA) WB 28
18 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Residential Landlords Association WB 29
18 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: British Property Federation WB 30
18 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority WB 31
18 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Lucy Borland - supplementary WB 19
13 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Business Stream WB 20
13 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of British Insurers (ABI) - supplementary WB 22
13 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Anglian Water Services WB 21
13 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Ewan Larcombe WB 12
11 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Water Industry Commission for Scotland WB 13
11 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Lucy Borland WB 14
11 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: John Copley Head of Environmental Development, Oxford City Council WB15
11 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Adaptation Sub-Committee of Committee on Climate Change WB 16
11 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Ofwat WB 17
11 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Water Liaison Group WB 18
11 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: NFU WB 08
5 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: CLA WB 09
5 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: All-Party Parliamentary Fire Safety & Rescue Group WB 10
5 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Thames Water WB 11
5 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: National Flood Forum WB 01
4 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: British Insurance Brokers' Association WB 02
4 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: RSPB WB 03
4 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management WB 04
4 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Association of British Insurers (ABI) WB 05
4 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Sustainability First WB 06
4 December 2013
Commons
Written Evidence: Scottish Flood Forum WB 07
4 December 2013
Commons

List of related Impact Assessments

Summary Impact Assessment [revised]
22 January 2014
Managing the future financial risk of flooding
7 November 2013
Upstream Competition (revised)
1 July 2013
Private Water Storage and Supply
1 July 2013
Flood Defence Consents
9 June 2013
Statutory drought and water resources planning by water undertakers: frequency of the planning cycle in England and Wales
9 June 2013
Drinking Water Inspectorate Charging Scheme for England
9 June 2013
Summary Impact Assessment
9 June 2013
Maps of Agency waterworks - repeal section 195 of the Water Resources Act 1991
9 June 2013
Extending the Environmental Permitting framework to incorporate water abstraction and impoundment licensing and fish pass approvals
9 June 2013
Updating Ofwat's enforcement powers
9 June 2013
Changes to approval process for Water Company charges
9 June 2013
Reform of the Water Special Merger Regime
9 June 2013
Introducing Retail Competition in the Water Sector
9 June 2013
Upstream Competition
9 June 2013
Charging for water and sewerage infrastructure within new development
9 June 2013

Full transcripts

Commons Committee stage

18 December 2013
Commons
18 December 2013
Commons
13 December 2013
Commons
13 December 2013
Commons
11 December 2013
Commons
11 December 2013
Commons
6 December 2013
Commons
4 December 2013
Commons
4 December 2013
Commons

Commons 1st reading

27 June 2013
Commons

Commons 2nd reading

25 November 2013
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
25 November 2013
Commons

Commons Money resolution

Money resolution
25 November 2013
Commons

Commons Ways and Means resolution

Ways and Means resolution
25 November 2013
Commons

Commons Report stage

6 January 2014
Commons

Commons 3rd reading

6 January 2014
Commons

Lords 1st reading

7 January 2014
Lords

Lords 2nd reading

27 January 2014
Lords

Lords Committee stage

Committee: 3rd sitting
11 February 2014
Lords
Committee: 2nd sitting
6 February 2014
Lords
Committee: 1st sitting
4 February 2014
Lords

Lords Report stage

Report: 2nd sitting
31 March 2014
Lords
Report: 1st sitting
25 March 2014
Lords

Lords 3rd reading

8 April 2014
Lords

Commons Consideration of Lords amendments

7 May 2014
Commons

Commons Programme motion

Programme motion
7 May 2014
Commons

Royal Assent

14 May 2014