Water Resources (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: W

A Bill to make provision for the development of Scotland’s water resources; to bring large-scale water abstraction under Ministerial control; to extend Scottish Water’s functions and to authorise grants and loans in favour of related bodies; to permit the taking of steps for the sake of water quality; to create contracts for certain non-domestic water and sewerage services; to protect the public sewerage network from harm and to allow for maintenance of private sewage works; to enable the making of water shortage orders; and for connected purposes.

Current Status of the Bill

The Bill received Royal Assent on 9 April 2013.

Water Resources (Scotland) Act 2013 asp 5 (1.23MB pdf)

Stage 1

Lead Committee: Infrastructure and Capital Investment Committee

A Stage 1 Report was published on 4 December 2012.

Dates of consideration by the Lead Committee 

    20 June 2012 

    12 September 2012 

    19 September 2012

    26 September 2012 

    3 October 2012

    24 October 2012 

    31 October 2012

    7 November 2012

    28 November 2012

Dates of consideration by other committees:

    18 December 2012 (Subordinate Legislation Committee

The Subordinate Legislation Committee published its report on the delegated powers provisions within the Bill on 1 November 2012:

The Bill was debated by Parliament on 19 December.

After Passing

The Bill received Royal Assent on 9 April 2013.

The following volume, published on 9 October 2013, contains all the material relevant to the passage of this Bill: