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Wednesday 10 April 2013


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Consideration of Bill


Energy Bill, As Amended


Energy contract rollovers for small businesses


Caroline Lucas




To move the following Clause:—



The Secretary of State must make regulations to require Ofgem to amend


Standard License Condition 7A (SLC7A) to limit energy contract rollovers for


small businesses to 30 days.



The power to make regulations is exercisable by statutory instrument.



A statutory instrument containing regulations under this section may not be made


unless a draft of the instrument has been laid before and approved by a resolution


of each House of Parliament.



The regulations under subsection (1) shall provide for the 30-day limit to come


into force after the publishing of a report by Ofgem on the practice of out of


contract rates and the related altering of supplier license conditions, following the


passing of this Act.



In this section, “small business” means a business—



which has—



fewer than 10 employees (or full-time equivalent), and



an annual turnover or annual balance sheet not exceeding 2


million euros; or



which uses less than 293,000 kWh of gas per year and 100,000 kWh of


electricity per year.


“energy contract roll-over” means the transfer by an energy supplier of a


consumer nearing the end of a fixed term, fixed rate tariff, to another


fixed rate for a further fixed period without the customer actively


indicating his or her desire to do so.’.



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