Water Services etc. (Scotland) Bill


Outcome: W

A Bill to establish the Water Industry Commission for Scotland; to create offences in relation to the unauthorised use of the public water and sewerage systems; to provide for licensing the provision of certain water and sewerage services; to amend the system for fixing charges for services provided by Scottish Water; to make provision as to Scottish Water’s functions; to make provision in relation to coal mine water pollution; and for connected purposes. (SP Bill 23)

Current Status of the Bill

Royal Assent 17 March 2005

Water Services etc. (Scotland) Act 2005

Introduction of the Bill

This Bill was introduced by Ross Finnie on 11 June 2004.

Bill as introduced:

Accompanying documents:

Preliminary discussion:

Environment and Rural Development Committee:

Stage 1


Environment and Rural Development Committee:

Finance Committee:

Subordinate Legislation Committee:


Parliament: 17 November 2004

Pre-Stage 2:

Environment and Rural Development Committee:

Stage 3

Parliament: 9 February 2005

Bill passed on 9 February 2005

Royal Assent on 17 March 2005

Passage of the Bill:

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