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Closed Petitions - Petition PE1300  
Petition by Drew Cochrane calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to issue a direction to Scottish Water under the Water Industry (Scotland) Act 2002 to discontinue the practice of paying bonuses to its senior executives.  
Petitioner: Drew Cochrane  
Number of signatures: 16  
Date lodged: 4 December 2009  
SPICe Briefing: Briefing for PE1300 
Summary:

Written Submissions for PE1300  

Written Questions for PE1300  

15 December 2009 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Water, Water Industry Commission for Scotland, Waterwatch Scotland and the Scottish Consumer Council seeking responses to the points raised in the petition and during the discussion. <Link to Official Report 15 December 2009 

15 March 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 15 March 2010 

15 June 2010 :   The Committee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points. <Link to Official Report 15 June 2010 

26 October 2010 :   The Committtee agreed to write to the Scottish Government seeking a response to specific points.  

7 December 2010 :   The Committee agreed to close the petition under Rule 15.7 of Standing Orders on the grounds that the regulatory regime and the remuneration framework in place demand that Scottish Water must continue to outperform the targets set for it, no matter how difficult that may become, and that no bonus will be forthcoming unless these targets are outperformed. Furthermore, that the Scottish Government has made a commitment to closely monitor the water industry "to achieve maximum efficiency and cost savings in discharging their functions". Link to Official Report 7 December 2010" 

 
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