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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 2 June 2011

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Public Bill Committee


 

Energy Bill [Lords]


 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 23 May (Standing Order

 

No.  83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 am on Tuesday

 

7 June) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 pm on Tuesday 7 June;

 

(b)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 9 June;

 

(c)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 14 June;

 

(d)  

at 9.00 am and 1.00 pm on Thursday 16 June;

 

(e)  

at 10.30 am and 4.00 pm on Tuesday 21 June;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 70;

 

Schedule 1; Clauses 71 to 87; Schedule 2; Clauses 88 to 105; Schedule 3;

 

Clauses 106 to 108; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on

 

the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 7.00 pm on Tuesday 21 June.

 

Gregory Barker has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the

 

Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C].

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2011                     

10

 

Energy Bill-[ [], continued

 
 

Caroline Lucas

 

84

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  leave out ‘energy efficiency’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

85

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  leave out ‘An energy plan is’ and insert ‘Parts of an

 

energy plan will comprise’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

86

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

References to improvements to the property under an energy plan are to—

 

(a)    

measures for improving efficiency in the use in the property of

 

electricity, gas conveyed through pipes or any other source of energy;

 

(b)    

measures for increasing the amount of electricity generated, or heat

 

produced, by microgeneration (within the meaning given by section

 

26(1) of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006);

 

(c)    

any other measures for increasing the amount of electricity generated, or

 

heat produced, using low-emissions sources or technologies specified in

 

section 26(2) of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006;

 

(d)    

measures for reducing the consumption of such energy as is mentioned in

 

(a);

 

(e)    

measures installed at the property for the purpose of supplying to it any

 

of the following types of energy—

 

(i)    

electricity generated by a generating station operated for the

 

purposes of producing heat, or a cooling effect, in association

 

with electricity where the terms “supplying” and “generating

 

station” are read in accordance with section 64(1) of the

 

Electricity Act 1989;

 

(ii)    

heat produced in association with electricity or steam produced

 

from (or air or water heated by) such heat;

 

(iii)    

any gas or liquid subjected to a cooling effect produced in

 

association with electricity;

 

(f)    

measures for reducing the consumption of water; or

 

(g)    

measures installed for the use of smart metering.’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

87

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  1,  leave out ‘energy efficiency’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

88

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  4,  leave out ‘in relation to the plan’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

89

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  7,  leave out ‘energy efficiency’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

90

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  8,  leave out ‘energy’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2011                     

11

 

Energy Bill-[ [], continued

 
 

Caroline Lucas

 

91

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  12,  before ‘plan’, insert ‘green deal’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

92

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  20,  before ‘plan’, insert ‘green deal’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

101

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  22,  after ‘property’, insert ‘except where the bill payer is

 

recognised as being in fuel poverty,’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would mean that households living in fuel poverty are not required to make re­

 

payments on Green Deal loans.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

1

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  22,  leave out ‘and’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  24,  at end insert ‘, and

 

(c)    

recoverable as a debt by the relevant energy supplier from the person

 

referred to in paragraph (a).’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

93

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  26,  before ‘plan’, insert ‘green deal’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

102

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  32,  leave out subsection 9.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This subsection allow for the Secretary of State to disqualify some properties from being eligible

 

for a Green Deal. Until it is made clear what kind of properties may be made ineligible for the

 

Green Deal and why, this Clause should be removed.

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

94

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  40,  leave out ‘energy’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

103

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  12,  leave out ‘, and’ and insert ‘, or’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2011                     

12

 

Energy Bill-[ [], continued

 
 

Caroline Lucas

 

104

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  3,  line  23,  leave out ‘, and’ and insert ‘, or’.

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

95

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  42,  before ‘green deal plans’, insert ‘energy plans and’.

 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

83

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

to ensure through the use of regulation, the implementation of the code

 

of practice, and audit, that co-operatives, mutuals, social enterprises,

 

charities and businesses of all sizes have equal access to the market for

 

supply and installation of energy efficiency measures under the Green

 

Deal.’.

 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

33

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

for the use of a comprehensive assessment tool by green deal assessors

 

that will reliably estimate the likely energy bill savings.’.

 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

39

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  26,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

96

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  40,  before ‘green deal plans’, insert ‘energy plans and’.

 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

40

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  41,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

97

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  46,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘shall’.

 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

41

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  4,  line  47,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

The provision made by the scheme or code in relation to green deal participants

 

must also extend to matters in connection with energy plans that are promoted or

 

arranged at the same time as green deal plans.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2011                     

13

 

Energy Bill-[ [], continued

 
 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  3,  page  5,  line  12,  at end insert ‘;

 

‘(f)    

withdraw authorisation from a body authorised for the purposes of

 

subsection (1)(a) as a body whose members are authorised to act as green

 

deal participants’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

98

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  5,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

‘(f)    

withdraw from a body specified or authorised for the purposes of

 

subsection (1)(a) authorisation to act as a specified body under the

 

scheme.’.

 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

38

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  5,  line  21,  at end add—

 

‘(12)    

regulations for fees payable under this section may establish a reduced fee for

 

charities, social enterprises, co-operatives and mutuals applying for initial or

 

continued authorisation as Green Deal participants.’.

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

99

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  5,  line  4,  leave out ‘energy efficiency improvements’ and insert

 

‘improvements’.

 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

35

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  5,  line  34,  after ‘improvements’ insert ‘and that the

 

recommendations have been made without bias toward, or in promotion of, the products

 

or services of any one green deal provider, and that person has disclosed (in writing and

 

verbally) their connection with any green deal installer or green deal provider to the

 

improver and the bill payer.’.

 

Tessa Munt

 

42

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  6,  line  6,  after ‘instalments’, insert ‘including the entire cost of the

 

financial package and any associated charges’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

105

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  6,  line  6,  after ‘instalments,’, insert ‘including the entire cost of the

 

finance package,’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

To clarify that the cost of any energy efficiency measures being installed under the Green Deal,

 

including the entire cost of the financial package, must not exceed the expected resultant savings

 

on the customer’s energy bills over a specified time scale.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2011                     

14

 

Energy Bill-[ [], continued

 
 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

36

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  6,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

‘(10)    

The ninth condition is that the assessment must clearly detail those energy

 

efficiency improvements that qualify under the Green Deal and when making an

 

assessment the assessor must—

 

(a)    

include all energy efficiency improvement options that qualify under the

 

Green Deal;

 

(b)    

identify energy efficiency improvements that—

 

(i)    

sit outside the Green Deal; or

 

(ii)    

collectively exceed the total amount qualifiable under a Green

 

Deal plan, where this is clearly identified on the assessment.’.

 


 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

32

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  7,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

a condition that the plan includes a term enabling the provision of

 

individual or community-based incentives to take up the Green Deal.’.

 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

34

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  5,  page  7,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(e)    

a condition is that all fees that may be incurred by the householder or

 

landlord throughout a green deal plan are communicated to the

 

contracting householder or landlord in a clear, transparent and easy to

 

understand format prior to the deal being secured.’.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Tessa Munt

 

114

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  6,  page  7,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

the landlord’s consent to Green Deal improvements is unreasonably

 

withheld;

 

(d)    

the bill payer’s consent to Green Deal improvements is unreasonably

 

withheld.’.

 



 
 

Notices of Amendments: 2 June 2011                     

15

 

Energy Bill-[ [], continued

 
 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

45

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  17,  page  14,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(3A)    

Provision made by virtue of subsection (2)(b) which falls within subsection (3)(c)

 

may include provision requiring the holder of the licence, where a bill payer has

 

failed to pay a sum due under an energy bill, to remit a proportion of any payment

 

received to a green deal provider.’.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

106

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  17,  page  14,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(g)    

provision requiring the holder of the licence to disclose, via the

 

customer’s energy bill, any Green Deal payments being collected

 

through that bill as well as any arrears which may accumulate through

 

non-payment of Green Deal charges.’.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require energy companies to disclose any Green Deal payments on cus­

 

tomers’ energy bills and thereby allow for much greater transparency.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  17,  page  14,  line  21,  at end insert ‘or nominated by a green deal provider’.

 


 

Tessa Munt

 

111

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  14,  leave out lines 37 to 46.

 

Tessa Munt

 

112

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  18,  page  14,  line  46,  at end insert—

 

‘(2a)    

The modifications made by virtue of subsection (1) will, in particular—

 

(a)    

have particular regard to the interests of consumers who are one or more

 

of the following—

 

(i)    

disabled or chronically sick individuals;

 

(ii)    

individuals of pensionable age;

 

(iii)    

individuals on low income;

 

(iv)    

individuals with one or more resident children aged 16 or under;

 

(b)    

prevent disconnection of the supply to a Green Deal where—

 

(i)    

the bill payer is in financial difficulties and is complying with an

 

agreement, or reduced repayment plan, of which the Green Deal

 

is part;

 

(ii)    

the Green Deal charges were not disclosed to the purchases or

 

tenant by the seller and/or landlord and/or their agents;


 
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