UK Government introduces measure to safeguard water supplyStaff Writer | November 22, 2017
The UK Government laid before Parliament a water protocol for England and Wales which will safeguard water resources, water supply and water quality for consumers on both sides of the border.
Britain Wales Act 2017
Under the Government of Wales Act 2006, the Secretary of State currently holds powers to intervene if he believes an Assembly Bill, or the exercise of a devolved function, risks having a serious adverse impact on water resources, water supply or water quality in England.
The protocol replaces these intervention powers with a reciprocal agreement between the UK and Welsh Governments. ■