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Public Bill Committee: 24 January 2013                  

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Mr John Hayes

 

24

 

Schedule  3,  page  103,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

Regulations must make provision for electricity suppliers to pay an investment

 

contract counterparty or a CFD counterparty for the purpose of enabling

 

payments to be made under investment contracts.’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

25

 

Schedule  3,  page  103,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(3A)  

Regulations which make provision by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) or (2) for the

 

payment of sums by electricity suppliers must impose on the person to whom

 

such sums are to be paid a duty in relation to the collection of such sums.’.

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

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Schedule  3,  page  103,  line  41,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(1)  

Regulations shall make provision for—

 

(a)    

the recovery by electricity suppliers of any amounts paid to an

 

investment contract Counterparty or a CFD Counterparty by virtue of

 

paragraph 7;

 

(b)    

the return by electricity suppliers of any surplus paid to them by an

 

investment contract Counterparty or a CFD Counterparty by virtue of

 

paragraph 8;

 

(c)    

provision made by virtue of paragraph (a) in this section shall include

 

provision about recovery from customers; and

 

(d)    

provision made by virtue of paragraph (b) in this section shall include

 

provision that any surplus be returned to customers.’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

26

 

Schedule  3,  page  107,  line  22,  leave out sub-paragraph (2).

 


 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

70

 

Clause  37,  page  23,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘(p)    

provision made by virtue of subsection (2)(j) must be in place for 36

 

months after regulations by virtue of section 2 are enacted.’.


 
 

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Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

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Clause  37,  page  27,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(c)    

regulations by virtue of this section must set out the circumstances in

 

which the Secretary of State may revoke the designation by virtue of

 

subsection (4).’.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

4

 

Clause  43,  page  45,  line  6,  at end insert ‘, or under paragraph 6 of Schedule 3,’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

5

 

Clause  43,  page  45,  line  13,  leave out ‘or 3’ and insert ‘, 3 or 5’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

6

 

Clause  43,  page  45,  line  22,  leave out ‘under section 2 or 17’ and insert ‘of a kind

 

mentioned in subsection (1)’.

 

Mr John Hayes

 

7

 

Clause  43,  page  45,  line  23,  after ‘25’, insert ‘or paragraph 19 of Schedule 3’.

 


 

Mr Mike Weir

 

18

 

Clause  113,  page  85,  line  14,  after ‘Parliament’, insert ‘and the Scottish and Welsh

 

Ministers’.

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

19

 

Clause  113,  page  85,  line  18,  after ‘Parliament’, insert ‘and the agreement of the

 

Scottish and Welsh Ministers’.

 


 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

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Clause  121,  page  92,  line  32,  at end insert ‘and any successor authority’.

 



 
 

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New Clauses

 

Payment of winter fuel allowance to pensioners off the gas grid

 

Mr Mike Weir

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Regulations shall be made to allow the payment of Winter Fuel Allowance

 

payable under the Social Fund Winter Fuel Payment Regulations 2000 (SI 2000/

 

729) to eligible persons whose main residences are not connected to the mains gas

 

grid and whose principle source of fuel is home fuel oil, liquid petroleum gas or

 

propane gas, no later than 30 September in each calendar year.’.

 


 

Strategic reserve

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may by regulation introduce a system of strategic reserve

 

of supply if he determines that the expense of maintaining a capacity market is

 

detrimental to the continuing interests of either—

 

(a)    

security of supply, or

 

(b)    

energy customers.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State may by regulation designate a nominated person to hold

 

and manage the strategic reserve on his behalf (“the Strategic Reserve Operator”).

 

(3)    

A person is eligible to be designated if the person is—

 

(a)    

a company formal and registered under the Companies Act 2006, or

 

(b)    

a public authority, including any person whose functions are of a public

 

nature.

 

(4)    

The Strategic Reserve Operator must contract with the System Operator for the

 

circumstances under which the Strategic Reserve Operator supplies power to the

 

System Operator.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State must approve the drawing up of any contract between the

 

System Operator and the Strategic Reserve Operator and may from time to time

 

vary the terms of the contract should circumstances require.

 

(6)    

The Secretary of State must lay before Parliament a reasoned case for any change

 

of content under subsection (5).

 

(7)    

Strategic Reserve regulations may make provision for payments to be made by

 

electricity suppliers or capacity providers to a settlement body (see section

 

18(4)(g)) for the purposes of enabling the body—

 

(a)    

to meet such descriptions of its costs that the Secretary of State considers

 

appropriate;

 

(b)    

to hold sums in reserve;


 
 

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(c)    

to make payments to the Strategic Reserve Operator for the purpose of

 

securing and operating strategic reserve capacity.’.

 


 

Electricity efficiency incentives

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Zac Goldsmith

 

Peter Aldous

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State must within one year of the passing of this Act make

 

regulations establishing a scheme or schemes to make payments for the purpose

 

of rewarding the installation of electricity saving measures.

 

(2)    

Prior to the making of regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must

 

publish a report setting out the total potential for electricity demand reduction and

 

the extent to which this potential will be achieved by Government policies

 

including—

 

(a)    

the scheme or schemes; and

 

(b)    

other relevant programmes, regulation or expenditure.

 

(3)    

Regulations under this section must—

 

(a)    

specify the parties from and to whom payments may be made;

 

(b)    

make provision about the calculation of such payments;

 

(c)    

make provision about—

 

(i)    

the level;

 

(ii)    

the type;

 

(iii)    

the frequency; or

 

(iv)    

the duration;

 

    

of such payments, which may differ according to the measures installed

 

or the parties from or to whom payments are made;

 

(d)    

make provision about the monitoring, verification and calculation of

 

electricity savings.

 

(4)    

For the purposes of this section, electricity saving measures are defined as

 

measures which achieve permanent and verifiable saving of electricity, which is

 

their primary purpose.’.

 

 

Order of the House [19 DecEMBER 2012]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Energy Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 12 February 2013.


 
 

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3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Consideration and Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the

 

day on which those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [15 January]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on Tuesday 15

 

January) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 15 January;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 17 January;

 

(c)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 22 January;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 24 January;

 

(e)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 29 January;

 

(f)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 31 January;

 

(g)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 5 February;

 

(h)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 7 February;

 

(i)  

at 8.55 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 12 February;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:

 

      TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 15 January

Until no later than

Department of Energy

 
  

9.55 am

and Climate Change;

 
   

Ministry of Defence

 
 

Tuesday 15 January

Until no later than

National Grid; Scottish

 
  

11.00 am

Power; Centrica; E.ON

 
   

UK

 
 

Tuesday 15 January

Until no later than

The Office of Gas and

 
  

11.25 am

Electricity Markets

 
 

Tuesday 15 January

Until no later than

Confederation of British

 
  

2.45 pm

Industry; representative

 
   

from the Low Carbon

 
   

Finance Group

 
 

Tuesday 15 January

Until no later than

Renewable Energy

 
  

3.30 pm

Systems; DONG Energy;

 
   

Ecotricity

 
 

Tuesday 15 January

Until no later than

Cornwall Energy

 
  

4.15 pm

Associates Ltd; Professor

 
   

Catherine Mitchell,

 
   

University of Exeter;

 
   

Professor Dieter Helm

 
   

CBE, University of

 
   

Oxford

 
 

Tuesday 15 January

Until no later than

Vestas Wind Systems;

 
  

5.00 pm

SSE

 
 

Thursday 17 January

Until no later than

Committee on Climate

 
  

12.00 pm

Change

 
 

Thursday 17 January

Until no later than

Greenpeace; Friends of

 
  

12.45 pm

the Earth

 
 

Thursday 17 January

Until no later than

Safety Directors’ Forum;

 
  

3.00 pm

EDF Energy; Carbon

 
   

Capture and Storage

 
   

Association

 
 

Thursday 17 January

Until no later than

Consumer Focus;

 
  

4.00 pm

Institute for Public Policy

 
   

Research; Which?

 
 

Thursday 17 January

Until no later than

National Energy Action;

 
  

4.45 pm

GMB

 
 

Thursday 17 January

Until no later than

Combined Heat and

 
  

5.30 pm

Power Association;

 
   

Siemens; E3G

 
 

Thursday 17 January

Until no later than

RenewableUK

 
  

6.00 pm

  

 
 

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(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 3; Schedule 1; Clauses 4 to 31; Schedule 2;

 

Clauses 32 and 33; Schedule 3; Clauses 34 to 38; Schedule 4; Clauses 39 and

 

40; Schedule 5; Clauses 41 to 54; Schedule 6; Clauses 55 to 57; Schedule 7;

 

Clauses 58 to 62; Schedule 8; Clauses 63 to 79; Schedule 9; Clauses 80 to 85;

 

Schedule 10; Clauses 86 to 93; Schedule 11; Clause 94; Schedule 12; Clauses

 

95 to 107; Schedule 13; Clauses 108 to 117; Schedule 14; Clauses 118 to 126;

 

new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

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

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 12 February.

 


 
 

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NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on 22 January 2013:

 

 

Amendments 17, 16, 11.

 


 
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