Scottish Statutory Instrument 2002 No. 118 (C. 6)

      The Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Commencement and Savings) Order 2002

      Crown Copyright 2002

      The legislation contained on this web site is subject to Crown Copyright protection. It may be reproduced free of charge provided that it is reproduced accurately and that the source and copyright status of the material is made evident to users.

      It should be noted that the right to reproduce the text of Scottish Statutory Instruments does not extend to the Royal Arms and the Queen's Printer for Scotland imprints.

      The text of this Internet version of the Scottish Statutory Instrument has been prepared to reflect the text as it was Made. The authoritative version is the Queen's Printer for Scotland copy published by The Stationery Office Limited as the The Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Commencement and Savings) Order 2002, ISBN 0 11060999 9. Purchase this item. For details of how to obtain an official copy see How to obtain The Stationery Office Limited titles.

      To ensure fast access over slow connections, large documents have been segmented into "chunks". Where you see a "continue" button at the bottom of the page of text, this indicates that there is another chunk of text available.


2002 No. 118 (C. 6)


The Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Commencement and Savings) Order 2002

  Made 7th March 2002  

The Scottish Ministers, in the exercise of the powers conferred under sections 68(2) and 72(1) of the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002[1] and of all other powers enabling them in that behalf hereby make the following Order:

Citation and interpretation
     1.  - (1) This Order may be cited as the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (Commencement and Savings) Order 2002.

    (2) In this Order-

    "the Act" means the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002; and

    "the authorities" means the new water and sewerage authorities.

Commencement of provisions
     2.  - (1) This article has effect subject to the provisions of article 3 below.

    (2) The provisions of the Act which are specified in column 1 of the Schedule to this Order shall come into force on 8th March 2002 but, where a particular purpose in relation to any such provision is specified in column 2 of that Schedule, that provision shall come into force on that day only for that purpose.

    (3) The provisions of the Act shall, insofar as not then in force, come into force for all purposes on 1st April 2002.

Savings provision
3.  - (1) Notwithstanding the commencement, by article 2(3) above, of paragraph 23(d) of schedule 7 to the Act-

    (2) Paragraph (1) above is without prejudice to paragraph 13 of Schedule 1 to the Scotland Act 1998 (Transitory and Transitional Provisions) (Publication and Interpretation etc. of Acts of the Scottish Parliament) Order 1999[3].

A member of the Scottish Executive

St Andrew's House, Edinburgh
7th March 2002

Article 2(2)


Column 1 Column 2
Provisions of the Act Purpose
Section 20     
Section 56 Only for the purpose of enabling consultation in accordance with subsection (4) of that section.
Schedule 3     


(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order commences the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 (asp 3). Section 20, which brings Scottish Water into being and certain other provisions are commenced, for limited purposes on 8th March 2002. The remaining provisions, including those under which Water Customer Consultation Panels may be established (section 2) and the Drinking Water Quality Regulator for Scotland may be appointed (section 7) are commenced for all purposes on 1st April 2002.


[1] 2002 asp 3.back

[2] 1994 c.39; section 88 was amended by paragraph 12(2) of schedule 4 to the Public Finance and Accountability (Scotland) Act 2000 asp 1.back

[3] S.I. 1999/1379.back

ISBN 0 11060999 9


Other Scottish Statutory Instruments | UK Statutory Instruments | Home |  Her Majesty's Stationery Office

We welcome your comments on this site
Crown copyright 2002
Prepared 11 April 2002