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Amendment no.38 to Water Services Bill 2013 [Seanad]: report and Final Stages

Vote from 07/03/2013

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Deputy Brian Stanley moved amendment No. 38:
In page 13, between lines 27 and 28, to insert the following:
(4) (a) This section shall not be commenced until such point as the Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Social Protection have carried out a poverty impact analysis study

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Deputy Brian Stanley moved amendment No. 38:
In page 13, between lines 27 and 28, to insert the following:
(4) (a) This section shall not be commenced until such point as the Social Inclusion Division of the Department of Social Protection have carried out a poverty impact analysis study
(b) Such a study will have regard to—
(i) whether the impact of the imposition of charges referred to in subsection (3) (a) would have any significant impact on the income levels within lower and medium income groups,
(ii) whether the impact of such charges referred to in subsection (3)(a) would be likely to cause deprivation,
(iii) whether the effect of the charge would be such as would cause people to be deprived of two or more of the items identified in the Survey on Income and Living Conditions (SILC) as indicators of poverty
(c) The Minister shall have regard to such a study before commencing this section, and shall take appropriate measures to amend this legislation pursuant to such a study.

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