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Consideration of Bill: 3 June 2013                     

222

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

126

 

Clause  121,  page  92,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Any limit imposed by virtue of subsection (3)(b) on the number of tariffs, or

 

tariffs of any category, that a licence holder may adopt must be greater than the

 

number of standard domestic tariffs, or (as the case may be) standard domestic

 

tariffs of that category, that the licence holder is required to adopt.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

127

 

Clause  121,  page  92,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

may make provision for determining when a licence holder is, or is not,

 

to be regarded as offering to supply gas or electricity on a particular tariff

 

(or as offering other terms in connection with domestic supply contracts)

 

for the purpose of a relevant provision;

 

( )    

may make provision for supplies (or proposed supplies) of gas or

 

electricity to be regarded as being on the same tariff or different tariffs

 

for the purpose of a relevant provision;’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

128

 

Clause  121,  page  93,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

‘“closed tariff” means a domestic tariff on which a licence holder—

 

(a)    

supplies gas or electricity to customers under existing domestic

 

supply contracts, but

 

(b)    

no longer offers to supply gas or electricity to customers who are

 

not already on the tariff;’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

129

 

Clause  121,  page  93,  line  25,  leave out from ‘tariff”’ to end of line 26 and insert

 

‘means the set of principal terms of a domestic supply contract (or proposed domestic

 

supply contract);’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

130

 

Clause  121,  page  93,  line  41,  leave out from ‘period’ to end of line 42 and insert ‘to

 

be determined by the licence holder, but

 

(b)    

may not include any term setting the amount of a charge or rate or

 

otherwise specifying how it is to be determined.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

131

 

Clause  121,  page  93,  line  45,  leave out ‘and’ and insert—

 

‘( )    

a domestic customer is on a particular domestic tariff if gas or electricity

 

is supplied to the customer on that tariff, and’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

132

 

Clause  121,  page  93,  line  47,  at end insert ‘(and references to adopting a tariff

 

include references to doing either or both of them).’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 3 June 2013                     

223

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

133

 

Clause  121,  page  94,  line  1,  leave out from second ‘of’ to end of line 3 and insert

 

‘domestic supply contracts which are the principal terms of such contracts.’.

 


 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

68

 

Clause  133,  page  102,  line  25,  after ‘3’ insert ‘of Part 2’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

134

 

Clause  133,  page  102,  line  26,  leave out ‘a person who is’.

 


 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

136

 

Clause  134,  page  103,  line  19,  leave out from ‘(a)’ to ‘to’ in line 20 and insert

 

‘paragraph 22 (amendment of section 24A of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 as it has

 

effect in England and Wales and Scotland) extends’.

 


 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

69

 

Clause  135,  page  103,  line  41,  leave out ‘120(1) (repeals)’ and insert ‘120(1), (4)

 

and (5)’.

 


 

Caroline Lucas

 

Andrew George

 

Mark Durkan

 

Martin Caton

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Martin Horwood

 

26

 

Schedule  2,  page  106,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(2A)  

Before entering into an investment contract, the Secretary of State must ask the

 

National Audit Office to carry out an examination of and produce a report on

 

whether the terms of the contract offer value for money.

 

    (2B)  

The National Audit Office report and recommendations must be published one

 

month before a contract is laid before Parliament.’.

 


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 3 June 2013                     

224

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

71

 

Schedule  2,  page  107,  line  25,  leave out from ‘paragraph 3)’ to the end of line 29.

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Andrew George

 

Mark Durkan

 

Martin Caton

 

Ms Margaret Ritchie

 

Martin Horwood

 

25

 

Schedule  2,  page  107,  line  43,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(6A)  

An investment contract may not include provision to underwrite or provide

 

state guarantees for all or part of the construction costs of nuclear generation

 

plants.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

72

 

Schedule  2,  page  108,  line  15,  leave out from ‘paragraph 3)’ to the end of line 19.

 

Caroline Flint

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

9

 

Schedule  2,  page  108,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

For the purposes of paragraphs 1 and 2, information is “confidential information”

 

only if it constitutes a trade secret.’.

 

Caroline Flint

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Luciana Berger

 

8

 

Schedule  2,  page  108,  line  26,  leave out paragraph 3.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

73

 

Schedule  2,  page  109,  line  24,  leave out ‘may be designated’ and insert ‘is

 

eligible’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

74

 

Schedule  2,  page  109,  line  29,  at beginning insert ‘The Secretary of State may

 

exercise the power to designate so that’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

75

 

Schedule  2,  page  109,  line  29,  leave out ‘may have’ and insert ‘has’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

76

 

Schedule  2,  page  109,  line  29,  at end insert ‘, but only if the Secretary of State

 

considers it necessary for the purpose of ensuring that—

 

(a)    

liabilities under an investment contract are met,


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 3 June 2013                     

225

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

arrangements entered into for purposes connected to an investment

 

contract continue to operate, or

 

(c)    

directions given to an investment contract counterparty continue to have

 

effect.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

77

 

Schedule  2,  page  109,  line  34,  leave out ‘28 days’’ and insert ‘3 months’’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

78

 

Schedule  2,  page  109,  line  37,  leave out ‘obligations’ and insert ‘liabilities’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

79

 

Schedule  2,  page  110,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(3A)  

In sub-paragraph (3)(a) “costs” means costs in connection with the

 

performance of any function conferred by or by virtue of this Schedule.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

80

 

Schedule  2,  page  111,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(9)  

The Secretary of State, an investment contract counterparty or a CFD

 

counterparty may recover from an electricity supplier, as a civil debt due, any

 

sum which—

 

(a)    

the electricity supplier is required by virtue of regulations to pay to the

 

Secretary of State, the investment contract counterparty or the CFD

 

counterparty (as the case may be), and

 

(b)    

has not been paid by the date on which it is required by virtue of

 

regulations to be paid.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

81

 

Schedule  2,  page  111,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(2)  

Provision made by virtue of this paragraph may—

 

(a)    

include provision for the person by whom sums are owed to calculate

 

or determine, in accordance with such criteria as may be provided for

 

by or under the regulations, amounts which are owed;

 

(b)    

provide for anything which is to be calculated or determined under the

 

regulations to be calculated or determined by such persons, in

 

accordance with such procedure and by reference to such matters and

 

to the opinion of such persons, as may be specified in the regulations.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

82

 

Schedule  2,  page  111,  line  43,  leave out ‘obligations’ and insert ‘liabilities’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

83

 

Schedule  2,  page  112,  line  2,  leave out ‘obligations’ and insert ‘liabilities’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 3 June 2013                     

226

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

84

 

Schedule  2,  page  112,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(2A)  

In making provision by virtue of sub-paragraph (1) the Secretary of State must

 

have regard to the principle that sums should be apportioned in proportion to

 

the amounts which are owed.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

85

 

Schedule  2,  page  114,  line  11,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(1A)  

An investment contract counterparty and a CFD counterparty must exercise

 

the functions conferred by or by virtue of this Schedule to ensure that it can

 

meet its liabilities under any investment contract to which it is a party.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

86

 

Schedule  2,  page  114,  line  30,  at end insert—

 

    ‘(4)  

Regulations must include such provision as the Secretary of State considers

 

necessary to ensure that an investment contract counterparty or a CFD

 

counterparty can meet its liabilities under any investment contract to which it

 

is a party.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

87

 

Schedule  2,  page  115,  line  5,  after ‘property,’ insert ‘or designated’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

88

 

Schedule  2,  page  115,  line  16,  leave out ‘, to any extent considered appropriate by

 

the Secretary of State,’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

89

 

Schedule  2,  page  115,  line  17,  after ‘treated’ insert ‘to any extent’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

90

 

Schedule  2,  page  115,  line  18,  at end insert—

 

  ‘(2A)  

Sub-paragraph (2B) applies from the beginning of the first day on which all of

 

the following three conditions are met, namely—

 

(a)    

a definition of an “eligible generator” is in force by virtue of section

 

10(3) or the date is 1st January 2016 or later;

 

(b)    

a designation under section 7(1) has effect;

 

(c)    

provision required by section 9(1) to be made is in force.

 

    (2B)  

The Secretary of State must in respect of each investment contract, within such

 

period of time as the Secretary of State considers reasonable—

 

(a)    

make a transfer scheme by virtue of sub-paragraph (1)(a) or (c) to

 

ensure the transfer of all rights and liabilities under the investment

 

contract, and

 

(b)    

make provision under sub-paragraph (2) for the investment contract to

 

be treated as a CFD for the purposes of all provision made by or by

 

virtue of Chapter 2 of Part 2 of this Act.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 3 June 2013                     

227

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

    (2C)  

But sub-paragraph (2B) does not apply to the extent that the Secretary of State

 

considers it appropriate in all the circumstances of the case to disapply it.’.

 


 

Barry Gardiner

 

148

 

Schedule  4,  page  119,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(iii)    

substantial pollution abatement equipment dealing with

 

oxides of sulphur, oxides of nitrogen, heavy metal emissions

 

or particles is fitted to the generating station.’.

 

Barry Gardiner

 

149

 

Schedule  4,  page  119,  line  39,  leave out ‘42(5)(b)’ and insert ‘42(6)(b)’.

 


 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

137

 

Schedule  8,  page  139,  line  5,  leave out ‘not exceeding £20,000,’ and insert ‘(in

 

England and Wales) or a fine not exceeding £20,000 (in Scotland or Northern Ireland),’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

138

 

Schedule  8,  page  143,  line  34,  leave out ‘not exceeding £20,000,’ and insert ‘(in

 

England and Wales) or a fine not exceeding £20,000 (in Scotland or Northern Ireland),’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

139

 

Schedule  8,  page  144,  line  5,  after ‘to’ insert ‘—

 

(i)    

in England and Wales, a fine, or

 

(ii)    

in Scotland or Northern Ireland’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

140

 

Schedule  8,  page  144,  line  13,  after ‘to’ insert ‘—

 

(a)    

in England and Wales, a fine, or

 

(b)    

in Scotland or Northern Ireland,’.

 


 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

141

 

Schedule  9,  page  147,  line  29,  leave out ‘not exceeding the statutory maximum’

 

and insert ‘(in England and Wales) or a fine not exceeding the statutory maximum (in

 

Scotland or Northern Ireland)’.


 
 

Consideration of Bill: 3 June 2013                     

228

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

91

 

Schedule  9,  page  149,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

the Natural Resources Body for Wales;’.

 


 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

142

 

Schedule  10,  page  157,  line  42,  leave out ‘not exceeding £20,000,’ and insert ‘(in

 

England and Wales) or a fine not exceeding £20,000 (in Scotland or Northern Ireland),’.

 


 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

143

 

Schedule  12,  page  168,  line  17,  leave out from beginning to end of line 12 on page

 

171 and insert—

 

‘16      

For section 1 substitute—

 

“1      

Restriction of certain nuclear installations to licensed sites

 

(1)    

No person may use a site for the purpose of installing or operating—

 

(a)    

any nuclear reactor (other than a nuclear reactor comprised in

 

a means of transport, whether by land, water or air), or

 

(b)    

any other installation of a prescribed kind,

 

    

unless a licence to do so has been granted in respect of the site by the

 

appropriate national authority and is in force.

 

(2)    

Such a licence is referred to in this Act as a “nuclear site licence”.

 

(3)    

The only kinds of installation that may be prescribed under subsection

 

(1)(b) are installations (other than nuclear reactors) designed or

 

adapted for—

 

(a)    

producing or using atomic energy,

 

(b)    

any process which—

 

(i)    

is preparatory or ancillary to producing or using

 

atomic energy, and

 

(ii)    

involves, or is capable of causing, the emission of

 

ionising radiations, or

 

(c)    

storing, processing or disposing of—

 

(i)    

nuclear fuel, or

 

(ii)    

bulk quantities of other radioactive matter which has

 

been produced or irradiated in the course of the

 

production or use of nuclear fuel.

 

(4)    

Regulations under subsection (1)(b) may make provision for

 

exempting an installation from subsection (1).

 

(5)    

Regulations made by virtue of subsection (4)—

 

(a)    

may provide for any exemption to be conditional;


 
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