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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Thursday 9 June 2011

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s):

 

Energy Committee 108-145

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Energy Bill [Lords]

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

133

 

Clause  38,  page  24,  line  30,  after ‘housing,’ insert—

 

‘(aa)    

it is low cost home ownership accommodation within the meaning of

 

section 70 of that Act,’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

134

 

Clause  38,  page  24,  line  35,  leave out ‘or any regulations replacing those

 

regulations’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

135

 

Page  25,  line  1,  leave out Clause 39.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

136

 

Page  25,  line  31,  leave out Clause 40.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

137

 

Page  26,  line  39,  leave out Clause 41.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

138

 

Clause  42,  page  27,  line  28,  leave out ‘about—’ and insert ‘—

 

(za)    

for a local authority to enforce any requirement imposed by or under the

 

regulations;’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 9 June 2011                     

148

 

Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

139

 

Clause  42,  page  27,  line  29,  at beginning insert ‘about’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

140

 

Clause  42,  page  27,  line  31,  at beginning insert ‘about’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

141

 

Clause  42,  page  27,  line  33,  leave out ‘both cases’ and insert ‘cases falling within

 

paragraph (a) or (b)’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

143

 

Clause  43,  page  28,  line  30,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

144

 

Clause  43,  page  29,  line  11,  leave out subsection (6) and insert—

 

‘(6)    

The first tenants’ energy efficiency improvements regulations must come into

 

force no later than 1 April 2016.’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

145

 

Clause  46,  page  31,  line  4,  leave out subsection (1).

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

146

 

Clause  46,  page  31,  line  13,  leave out ‘may’ and insert ‘must’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

147

 

Clause  46,  page  31,  line  30,  leave out ‘, “let the property” and “tenant”’ and insert

 

‘and “let the property”’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

148

 

Clause  46,  page  31,  line  31,  after ‘regulations’ insert ‘(and “let the property” may

 

be defined to include “continue to let the property”)’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

149

 

Clause  46,  page  31,  line  42,  leave out subsection (7) and insert—

 

‘(7)    

The first non-domestic energy efficiency regulations must come into force no

 

later than 1 April 2018.’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

150

 

Clause  49,  page  33,  line  26,  leave out ‘40(7)’ and insert ‘[Domestic energy

 

efficiency regulations: England and Wales](5)’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 9 June 2011                     

149

 

Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

151

 

Clause  51,  page  34,  line  22,  leave out ‘or any regulations replacing those

 

regulations’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

152

 

Page  34,  line  29,  leave out Clause 52.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

153

 

Page  35,  line  17,  leave out Clause 53.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

154

 

Page  36,  line  24,  leave out Clause 54.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

155

 

Clause  55,  page  37,  line  11,  leave out ‘about—’ and insert ‘—

 

(za)    

for a local authority to enforce any requirement imposed by or under the

 

regulations;’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

156

 

Clause  55,  page  37,  line  12,  at beginning insert ‘about’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

157

 

Clause  55,  page  37,  line  14,  at beginning insert ‘about’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

158

 

Clause  55,  page  37,  line  16,  leave out ‘both cases’ and insert ‘cases falling within

 

paragraph (a) or (b)’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

159

 

Clause  56,  page  38,  line  7,  leave out subsection (1).

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

160

 

Clause  58,  page  39,  line  43,  leave out ‘costs’ and insert ‘expenses’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

161

 

Clause  58,  page  40,  line  21,  leave out ‘costs’ and insert ‘expenses’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

162

 

Clause  59,  page  40,  line  35,  leave out subsection (1).


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 9 June 2011                     

150

 

Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

163

 

Clause  59,  page  41,  line  16,  leave out ‘, “let the property” and “tenant”’ and insert

 

‘and “let the property”’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

164

 

Clause  59,  page  41,  line  17,  after ‘regulations’ insert ‘(and “let the property” may

 

be defined to include “continue to let the property”)’.

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

165

 

Clause  61,  page  42,  line  40,  leave out ‘costs’ and insert ‘expenses’.

 

Domestic energy efficiency regulations: England and Wales

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

NC32

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must make regulations for the purpose of securing that a

 

landlord of a domestic PR property—

 

(a)    

which is of such description of domestic PR property as is provided for

 

by the regulations,

 

(b)    

in relation to which there is an energy performance certificate, and

 

(c)    

which falls below such level of energy efficiency (as demonstrated by the

 

energy performance certificate) as is provided for by the regulations,

 

    

may not let the property until the landlord has complied with the obligation

 

mentioned in subsection (2).

 

(2)    

The obligation is to make to the property such relevant energy efficiency

 

improvements as are provided for by the regulations.

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section are referred to in this Chapter as “domestic energy

 

efficiency regulations”.

 

(4)    

For the purposes of domestic energy efficiency regulations—

 

“energy performance certificate” has the meaning given by the Energy

 

Performance Regulations;

 

“landlord” and “let the property” have the meaning given by the regulations

 

(and “let the property” may be defined to include “continue to let the

 

property”); and

 

“relevant energy efficiency improvements” means improvements which—

 

(a)    

are of such description as the regulations provide, and

 

(b)    

can be—

 

(i)    

wholly paid for pursuant to a green deal plan as provided

 

for by Chapter 1 of this Part,

 

(ii)    

provided free of charge pursuant to an obligation

 

imposed by an order made under section 33BC or 33BD

 

of the Gas Act 1986 or section 41A or 41B of the

 

Electricity Act 1989,

 

(iii)    

wholly financed pursuant to a combination of such a

 

plan and such an obligation, or

 

(iv)    

financed by such other description of financial

 

arrangement as the regulations provide.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 9 June 2011                     

151

 

Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

(5)    

The Secretary of State may by order amend the definition of “energy performance

 

certificate” in subsection (4).

 

(6)    

The first domestic energy efficiency regulations must come into force no later

 

than 1 April 2018.’.

 

Further provision about domestic energy efficiency regulations

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

NC33

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Domestic energy efficiency regulations may, in particular, include provision

 

about—

 

(a)    

the period within which improvements required by the regulations must

 

be started or completed;

 

(b)    

exemptions from any requirement imposed by or under the regulations;

 

(c)    

evidence relating to any requirement imposed by or under the

 

regulations.

 

(2)    

Provision falling within subsection (1)(b) includes, in particular, provision about

 

exemptions—

 

(a)    

relating to any necessary permissions or consents;

 

(b)    

relating to the likely negative impact on the value of a property of

 

complying with a requirement imposed by or under the regulations.

 

(3)    

Provision falling within subsection (1)(c) includes, in particular, provision about

 

evidence for the purpose of demonstrating—

 

(a)    

an exemption from a requirement imposed by or under the regulations;

 

(b)    

that a property is not one in relation to which the regulations have effect;

 

(c)    

that the improvements required by or under the regulations are not

 

relevant energy efficiency improvements within the meaning given by

 

the regulations.’.

 

Domestic energy efficiency regulations: Scotland

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

NC34

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Scottish Ministers may make regulations for the purpose of securing that a

 

landlord of a Scottish domestic PR property—

 

(a)    

which is of such description of Scottish domestic PR property as is

 

provided for by the regulations,

 

(b)    

in relation to which there is an energy performance certificate, and

 

(c)    

which falls below such level of energy efficiency (as demonstrated by the

 

energy performance certificate) as is provided for by the regulations,

 

    

may not let the property until the landlord has complied with the obligation

 

mentioned in subsection (2).

 

(2)    

The obligation is to make to the property such relevant energy efficiency

 

improvements as are provided for by the regulations.

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section are referred to in this Chapter as “Scottish

 

domestic energy efficiency regulations”.

 

(4)    

For the purposes of Scottish domestic energy efficiency regulations—


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 9 June 2011                     

152

 

Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

“energy performance certificate” has the meaning given by the Energy

 

Performance (Scotland) Regulations;

 

“landlord” and “let the property” have the meaning given by the regulations

 

(and “let the property” may be defined to include “continue to let the

 

property”); and

 

“relevant energy efficiency improvements” means improvements which—

 

(c)    

are of such description as the regulations provide, and

 

(d)    

can be—

 

(i)    

wholly paid for pursuant to a green deal plan as provided

 

for by Chapter 1 of this Part,

 

(ii)    

provided free of charge pursuant to an obligation

 

imposed by an order made under section 33BC or 33BD

 

of the Gas Act 1986 or section 41A or 41B of the

 

Electricity Act 1989,

 

(iii)    

wholly financed pursuant to a combination of such a

 

plan and such an obligation, or

 

(iv)    

financed by such other description of financial

 

arrangement as the regulations provide.

 

(5)    

The Scottish Ministers may by order amend the definition of “energy

 

performance certificate” in subsection (4).

 

(6)    

Scottish domestic energy efficiency regulations may come into force no earlier

 

than 1 April 2015 .’.

 

Further provision about Scottish domestic energy efficiency regulations

 

Mr Gregory Barker

 

nc35

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Scottish domestic energy efficiency regulations may, in particular, include

 

provision about—

 

(a)    

the period within which improvements required by the regulations must

 

be started or completed;

 

(b)    

exemptions from any requirement imposed by or under the regulations;

 

(c)    

evidence relating to any requirement imposed by or under the

 

regulations.

 

(2)    

Provision falling within subsection (1)(b) includes, in particular, provision about

 

exemptions—

 

(a)    

relating to any necessary permissions or consents;

 

(b)    

relating to the likely negative impact on the value of a property of

 

complying with a requirement imposed by or under the regulations.

 

(3)    

Provision falling within subsection (1)(c) includes, in particular, provision about

 

evidence for the purpose of demonstrating—

 

(a)    

an exemption from a requirement imposed by or under the regulations;

 

(b)    

that a property is not one in relation to which the regulations have effect;

 

(c)    

that the improvements required by or under the regulations are not

 

relevant energy efficiency improvements within the meaning given by

 

the regulations.’.


 
 

Notices of Amendments: 9 June 2011                     

153

 

Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

166

 

Clause  74,  page  56,  line  28,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

The information to be provided about a tariff by virtue of subsection (2) with

 

regards to the amount of the tariff must be guaranteed not to change for a period

 

of 12 weeks.’.

 

Smart metering strategy

 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

NC36

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must, following consultation with energy consumers and

 

other interested parties, prepare and publish a strategy to assist suppliers to

 

deliver the intended benefits of smart meters to consumers, including in particular

 

low income and vulnerable consumers. In preparing the strategy the Secretary of

 

State must set out how the smart meter rollout will—

 

(a)    

deliver to consumers and taxpayers the benefits identified in the

 

Government’s Impact Assessment;

 

(b)    

contribute to the carbon targets specified in the Climate Change Act

 

2008;

 

(c)    

contribute to the elimination of fuel poverty as specified in the Warm

 

Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000; and

 

(d)    

contribute to wider Government policy goals in particular, digital access,

 

healthy living and water affordability.’.

 

Smart meter rollout—annual report

 

Luciana Berger

 

Huw Irranca-Davies

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

NC37

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

It is the duty of the Secretary of State to report to Parliament or an appropriate

 

parliamentary committee on the progress of smart meter rollout every year

 

starting from six months after the coming into force of the Act. The report should

 

cover progress on the delivery of smart meters to domestic and micro-businesses,

 

including—

 

(a)    

progress against the smart metering impact assessments;

 

(b)    

the number of smart meters installed in the United Kingdom including

 

any national or regional trend;

 

(c)    

the estimated benefits to consumers, taxpayers and industry of the smart

 

meter rollout, with particular reference to low income and vulnerable

 

consumers;

 

(d)    

estimated effects on the levels of fuel poverty;

 

(e)    

the estimated energy and carbon reduction from the smart meter rollout;

 

(f)    

the degree to which interoperability of smart meters has been achieved;


 
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