The Northumbrian and North East Water (Amendment of Local Enactments Etc.) Order 1996

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Statutory Instruments
1996 No. 824

The Northumbrian and North East Water (Amendment of Local Enactments Etc.) Order 1996

15th March 1996

Coming into force
1st April 1996

Whereas provision is made in relation to Northumbrian Water Limited (“Northumbrian”) and North East Water Plc (“North East”) in local statutory provisions;
And whereas the Director General of Water Services has made a variation under section 8 of the Water Industry Act 1991(1) replacing North East as a water undertaker with effect from 1st April 1996;
And whereas by virtue of that variation Northumbrian will hold an appointment as the water undertaker for the whole of the area for which Northumbrian and North East each hold appointments as water undertakers;
And whereas with effect from 1st April 1996 North East will transfer properties, rights and liabilities to Northumbrian by a transfer scheme under Schedule 2 to the Water Industry Act 1991;
And whereas it appears to the Secretary of State appropriate for the purposes of the above-mentioned variation and transfer scheme that provision be made corresponding to provisions originally made by Schedule 26 to the Water Act 1989(2) and that local statutory provisions relating to Northumbrian and North East be amended or repealed;

Now therefore the Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred on him by paragraph 7 of Schedule 2 to the Water Industry Act 1991, hereby makes the following Order:

Citation, commencement and interpretation

1.—(1) This Order may be cited as the Northumbrian and North East Water (Amendment of Local Enactments Etc.) Order 1996 and shall come into force on 1st April 1996.

(2) In this Order—

“Northumbrian” means Northumbrian Water Limited; and

“North East” means North East Water Plc.

Amendment of references in local statutory provisions etc.

2.—(1) Any reference to North East, or to the undertaking of North East, in any local statutory provision and in any charges scheme made by North East under section 76 of the Water Act 1989 or section 143 of the Water Industry Act 1991 shall have effect, subject to paragraph (2), as a reference to Northumbrian or, as the case may be, to the undertaking of Northumbrian.

(2) Paragraph (1) shall only apply to any local statutory provision or charges scheme in relation to the area, things or persons in relation to which or whom that provision or scheme has effect before 1st April 1996.

Repeal of local statutory provisions

3.  The orders referred to in the Schedule to this Order are revoked to the extent indicated in that Schedule.

Signed by authority of the Secretary of State.

Neil Summerton
An Under Secretary in the
Department of the Environment
15th March 1996

Article 3


The Derwent Water Order 1957.

S.I. 1958/496.

Sections 18 to 32.

The Coquet Water Board Order 1959.
S.I. 1959/940.
Section 14.

The Derwent Water Order 1964.
S.I. 1964/1999.
The whole Order.

1991 c. 56.

1989 c. 15.