Poll: Should this bill be passed into law?
As many as those who are of that opinion, aye (23)
51.11%
On the contrary, no (16)
35.56%
Abstain. (6)
13.33%
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"B1512 – Drinking Water Bill 2019 – Second Reading, CatusStarbright MP







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Drinking Water Bill 2019* A Bill to ensure free access to drinking water.





BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-*

1: Definitions*
For the purposes of this Act:
(1) ‘Drinking water’ means water deemed fit for drinking.
(2) ‘Customer’ means any person who has made a purchase from the establishment in question.
(3) ‘Establishment’ means any club, restaurant, cafe, public house, bar, food truck etc. with a mains water supply of drinking water.*
(4) ‘Vessel’ means any container no more than two litres in capacity*

2: Customer access to drinking water*
(1) Customers are entitled to free drinking water from an establishment upon request.
(2) This includes, but is not limited to, the filling of water bottles and the provision of drinking water in any vessel.

3. Public access to drinking water*
(1) Members of the general public are entitled to free drinking water from an establishment upon request.*
(2) This includes, but is not limited to, the filling of water bottles and the provision of drinking water in any vessel. *

4: Commencement, Short Title, Extent and Conditions*

(1) This bill shall come into force upon Royal Assent. (2) This bill may be cited as the Drinking Water Act 2019.*
(3) This bill extends to the United Kingdom.*

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Notes Access to clean drinking water when out and about should be easier than it is, especially on hotter days. Setting down this entitlement in law does not place an onerous burden on establishment owners, but allows people to get a drink if they need to.





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Changes for Second Reading ‘Vessel’ has been defined to introduce some limitations.* The definition of ‘establishment’ has also been clarified to specify that it means places with a mains water supply.* The weather requirement previously placed upon section 3 has been removed.




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Nay, stop being a scrounger and either buy a bottle of water or, crazy thought, think ahead and take one with you when it's hot.
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Andrew97, once you've done the update, tiny point of order, this is V1512 not VB1512
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(Original post by 04MR17)
Andrew97, once you've done the update, tiny point of order, this is V1512 not VB1512
Typo. Will sort.
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Nay. It shouldn't be up to restaurants/cafes/establishments etc do go out of their way to give you free water when you could just use a brain cell and bring water with you. ORRRRRRRRRRR just buy a bottle in a Supermarket.
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(Original post by Jammy Duel)
Nay, stop being a scrounger and either buy a bottle of water or, crazy thought, think ahead and take one with you when it's hot.
(Original post by SoggyCabbages)
Nay. It shouldn't be up to restaurants/cafes/establishments etc do go out of their way to give you free water when you could just use a brain cell and bring water with you. ORRRRRRRRRRR just buy a bottle in a Supermarket.
I actually always take a bottle with me if I will be gone longer than 1-2 hours.
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Naaaaaaaaay.
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(Original post by CatusStarbright)
I actually always take a bottle with me if I will be gone longer than 1-2 hours.
And that is reason not to oppose this because?
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Ayeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Seems reasonable to me.
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Absolutely not. It is not the responsibility of private business to ensure you have water to drink. Either bring some with you, or go to any supermarket, newsagents or cafe and buy a bottle of water.

Definitely not
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This bill made some sense when it included the weather requirements as then it was addressing a potential public health issue - and methods could be made to compensate firms for such an event. But, sadly, I feel this incarnation has no true justification - either think ahead, or go and buy a bottle.
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(Original post by Jammy Duel)
And that is reason not to oppose this because?
It was a response to refute what others were suggesting were my habits.
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I honestly don't know whether to vote aye or no so will be abstaining. Marks and Spencer cafes have a jug of water and glasses by the side. I've never asked for water at my local small cafe so don't know if they offer it. Maybe it would be best to let businesses decide for themselves whether they'll offer water to customers or not. I know of a Costa Coffee near me that participates in a bottle refill scheme.
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One ineligible Aye vote has been removed for Greywolftwo (Not an MP)
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The ayes to the right, 22
The Noes to the left, 16
Abstains, 6
Turnout: 88%

The Ayes have it, The Ayes have it. Unlock!!!!! (Lets see how many exclamation marks I can get away with before annoying the DS)
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