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(6)    

Prior to laying the delivery plan the Secretary of State must—

 

(a)    

obtain, and take into account, the advice of the Committee on Climate

 

Change,

 

(b)    

subject to subsection (7), take into account any representations made by

 

the other national authorities, and

 

(c)    

carry out a public consultation.

 

(7)    

Subsection (6)(b) shall not prevent the Secretary of State from laying the delivery

 

plan where representations are made by a national authority after the relevant

 

date.

 

(8)    

The Committee must, at the time it gives the advice to the Secretary of State—

 

(a)    

send a copy of the advice to the other national authorities; and

 

(b)    

publish the advice.

 

(9)    

At the same time as laying the delivery plan the Secretary of State must lay and

 

publish a statement setting out how the order or delivery plan takes account of—

 

(a)    

the advice of the Committee;

 

(b)    

any representations made by the other national authorities; and

 

(c)    

any responses to the public consultation.

 

(10)    

The Secretary of State shall prepare an annual report which sets out the progress

 

made in respect of the matters set out in the delivery plan.

 

(11)    

The Secretary of State shall each year within 30 days of the anniversary of the

 

date on which the last delivery plan was laid—

 

(a)    

lay the annul report before Parliament, and

 

(b)    

publish the report.

 

(12)    

An order under this section is subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.

 

(13)    

If at any time it appears that a delivery plan will or may not achieve the 2030

 

target, or any of the interim targets, the delivery plan shall be amended so as to

 

achieve the 2030 target and the interim targets.

 

(14)    

For the purposes of this section—

 

“affirmative resolution procedure” has the meaning given in section 91 of

 

the Climate Change Act 2008;

 

“national authorities” has the meaning given in section 95 of the 2008 Act;

 

“relevant date” means the date three months after the day on which the

 

advice of the Committee was sent to the national authority; and

 

“the 2030 target” shall be defined as a target for decarbonisation of

 

electricity supply in the United Kingdom which when taken in aggregate

 

produces electricity at a level of carbon dioxide of 50g/kWh or less by 1

 

January 2030.’.

 

 

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.

 

3.    

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

 

which it meets.


 
 

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

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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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

(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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