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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Monday 13 May 2013

 

For other Amendment(s) see the following page(s) of Supplement to Votes:

 

757-60, 765, 805-06, 827-28, 895-96, 1009-11, 1107-08, 1117, 1123-25, 1153-54 and

 

1201-02 of the 2012-13 Session

 

and 1 of the 2013-14 Session

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Energy Bill, As Amended

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

51

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  3,  at end insert—

 

‘(aa)    

the duty of the Secretary of State under section 1(1) of this Act

 

(decarbonisation target range);’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

52

 

Clause  5,  page  5,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

The Secretary of State must before 31st December in each year, beginning with

 

2014, prepare and lay before Parliament a report setting out how the Secretary of

 

State has carried out during the year the functions under this Part of this Act.

 

(5)    

The Secretary of State must publish the report and send a copy of it to the

 

Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, the Scottish Ministers and the

 

Welsh Ministers.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

53

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  15,  at beginning insert ‘The Secretary of State may exercise

 

the power to designate so that’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

54

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  15,  leave out ‘may have’ and insert ‘has’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

55

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  15,  at end insert ‘, but only if the Secretary of State considers

 

it necessary for the purpose of ensuring that—

 

(a)    

liabilities under a CFD are met,


 
 

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

arrangements entered into for purposes connected to a CFD continue to

 

operate, or

 

(c)    

directions given to a CFD counterparty continue to have effect.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

56

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  20,  leave out ‘28 days’’ and insert ‘3 months’’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

57

 

Clause  7,  page  6,  line  29,  leave out ‘obligations’ and insert ‘liabilities’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

58

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

A CFD counterparty must exercise the functions conferred by or by virtue of this

 

Chapter to ensure that it can meet its liabilities under any CFD to which it is a

 

party.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

59

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  13,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In subsection (2)(a) “costs” means costs in connection with the performance of

 

any function conferred by or by virtue of this Chapter.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

60

 

Clause  9,  page  7,  line  39,  at end insert—

 

‘(7A)    

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

 

to it, any sum which—

 

(a)    

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

 

CFD counterparty, and

 

(b)    

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

 

regulations to be paid.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

61

 

Clause  11,  page  8,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

Provision made by virtue of this section may—

 

(a)    

include provision for a CFD counterparty to calculate or determine, in

 

accordance with such criteria as may be provided for by or under the

 

regulations, amounts which are owed by the CFD counterparty;

 

(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

 

62

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  2,  leave out ‘obligations’ and insert ‘its liabilities’.


 
 

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

63

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  4,  leave out ‘obligations’ and insert ‘its liabilities’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

64

 

Clause  12,  page  9,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In making provision by virtue of subsection (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

 

65

 

Clause  15,  page  10,  line  21,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

Regulations must include such provision as the Secretary of State considers

 

necessary to ensure that a CFD counterparty can meet its liabilities under any

 

CFD to which it is a party.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

66

 

Clause  50,  page  50,  line  23,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

Chapter 8 (emissions performance standard).’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

67

 

Clause  120,  page  91,  line  14,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

In the 1986 Act—

 

(a)    

in section 4AA(7), for “sections 4AB and 4A” substitute “section 4A”;

 

(b)    

in section 7B(4), in paragraph (a) omit “, 4AB”;

 

(c)    

in section 23D(2)—

 

(i)    

at the end of paragraph (b) omit “and”,

 

(ii)    

in paragraph (c) for “sections 4AB and” substitute “section”, and

 

(iii)    

at the end of paragraph (c) insert “; and

 

(d)    

in the performance of its duties under section 114(1) and

 

(2) of the Energy Act 2013.”;

 

(d)    

in section 28(5), in paragraph (a) omit “, 4AB”;

 

(e)    

in section 38(1A), omit “, 4AB”;

 

(f)    

in section 41E(6)—

 

(i)    

omit paragraph (b), and

 

(ii)    

at the end of paragraph (c) insert “; and

 

(d)    

any statement for the time being designated as the

 

strategy and policy statement for the purposes of Part 5

 

of the Energy Act 2013.”

 

(5)    

In EA 1989—

 

(a)    

in section 3A(7), for “sections 3B and 3C” substitute “section 3C”;

 

(b)    

in section 11E(2)—

 

(i)    

at the end of paragraph (b) omit “and”,

 

(ii)    

in paragraph (c) for “sections 3B and 3C” substitute “section

 

3C”, and

 

(iii)    

at the end of paragraph (c) insert “; and


 
 

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

(d)    

in the performance of its duties under section 114(1) and

 

(2) of the Energy Act 2013.”;

 

(c)    

in section 28(2A), omit “, 3B”;

 

(d)    

in section 56C(6)—

 

(i)    

omit paragraph (b), and

 

(ii)    

at the end of paragraph (c) insert “; and

 

(d)    

any statement for the time being designated as the

 

strategy and policy statement for the purposes of Part 5

 

of the Energy Act 2013.”’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

68

 

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

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

69

 

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

 

and (5)’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

70

 

Clause  135,  page  104,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(za)    

Part 1 (decarbonisation);’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

71

 

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

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

72

 

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

 

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,


 
 

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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’.


 
 

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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.


 
 

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    (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.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

91

 

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

 

‘( )    

the Natural Resources Body for Wales;’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

92

 

Schedule  12,  page  171,  line  35,  leave out ‘or Wales’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

93

 

Schedule  12,  page  171,  line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘()    

in the case of a site in Wales, the Natural Resources Body for

 

Wales;’.

 


 
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