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House of Commons

 
 

Notices of Amendments

 

given on

 

Monday 20 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 and 7-13 of the 2013-14 Session

 

Consideration of Bill


 

Energy Bill, As Amended

 

Mark Reckless

 

94

 

Page  23,  line  5,  leave out Clause 38.

 

Mark Reckless

 

95

 

Page  42,  line  27,  leave out Clause 42.

 

Mark Reckless

 

96

 

Page  43,  line  41,  leave out Clause 43.

 

Mark Reckless

 

97

 

Page  45,  line  14,  leave out Clause 44.

 

Mark Reckless

 

98

 

Page  45,  line  32,  leave out Clause 45.

 

Mark Reckless

 

99

 

Page  46,  line  36,  leave out Clause 46.

 

Power to make capacity market rules

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

NC8

 

To move the following Clause:—


 
 

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State may make capacity market rules which, subject to

 

subsection (2), may contain any provision that may be made by electricity

 

capacity regulations.

 

(2)    

Capacity market rules may not make—

 

(a)    

provision falling within—

 

(i)    

section 21(3);

 

(ii)    

section 22(3);

 

(iii)    

paragraphs (f) or (g) of section 22(4);

 

(iv)    

section 22(5)(a);

 

(v)    

paragraphs (b), (c), (d) or (f) of section 23(2);

 

(vi)    

section 24;

 

(vii)    

section [Provision about electricity demand reduction];

 

(b)    

provision for the Secretary of State to require a person to provide

 

information or advice to the Secretary of State.

 

(3)    

Electricity capacity regulations may make provision to confer on the Authority,

 

to such extent and subject to such conditions as may be specified in the

 

regulations, the power to make capacity market rules.

 

(4)    

The conditions may in particular include conditions about consultation; and

 

provision made by virtue of subsection (3) must provide that, before any exercise

 

of the power to make capacity market rules, the Authority must consult—

 

(a)    

any person who is a holder of a licence to supply electricity under section

 

6(1)(d) of EA 1989;

 

(b)    

any person who is a capacity provider.

 

(5)    

Provision made by virtue of subsection (3) may include provision—

 

(a)    

or the reference to the Secretary of State in section 27(2)(c) to have

 

effect, for the purposes of capacity market rules and to such extent as may

 

be specified in the regulations, as a reference to the Authority;

 

(b)    

for section 27(3) to apply in relation to a disclosure required by virtue of

 

the capacity market rules.’.

 

Capacity market rules: procedure

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

NC9

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Before the first exercise by the Secretary of State of the power to make capacity

 

market rules, the Secretary of State must lay a draft of the rules before Parliament.

 

(2)    

If, within the 40-day period, either House of Parliament resolves not to approve

 

the draft, the Secretary of State may not take any further steps in relation to the

 

proposed rules.

 

(3)    

If no such resolution is made within that period, the Secretary of State may make

 

the rules in the form of the draft.

 

(4)    

Subsection (3) does not prevent a new draft of proposed capacity market rules

 

being laid before Parliament.

 

(5)    

In this section “40-day period”, in relation to a draft of proposed capacity market

 

rules, means the period of 40 days beginning with the day on which the draft is

 

laid before Parliament (or, if it is not laid before each House of Parliament on the

 

same day, the later of the 2 days on which it is laid).


 
 

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

(6)    

For the purposes of calculating the 40-day period, no account is to be taken of any

 

period during which Parliament is dissolved or prorogued or during which both

 

Houses are adjourned for more than 4 days.

 

(7)    

Before any exercise by the Secretary of State of a power to make capacity market

 

rules, the Secretary of State must consult—

 

(a)    

the Authority;

 

(b)    

any person who is a holder of a licence to supply electricity under section

 

6(1)(d) of EA 1989;

 

(c)    

any person who is a capacity provider;

 

(d)    

such other persons as the Secretary of State considers it appropriate to

 

consult.

 

(8)    

In relation to any exercise by the Secretary of State or the Authority of a power

 

to make capacity market rules, the person making the rules must, as soon as

 

reasonably practicable after they are made, lay them before Parliament and

 

publish them.’.

 

Capacity market rules: further provision

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

NC10

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Capacity market rules may—

 

(a)    

include incidental, supplementary and consequential provision;

 

(b)    

make transitory or transitional provision or savings;

 

(c)    

make different provision for different cases or circumstances or for

 

different purposes;

 

(d)    

make provision subject to exceptions.

 

(2)    

A power to make capacity market rules includes a power to amend, add to or

 

remove capacity market rules (and a person exercising such a power may amend,

 

add to or remove provision in capacity market rules made by another person).

 

(3)    

But subsection (2) is subject to provision made by electricity capacity

 

regulations.’.

 

Provision about electricity demand reduction

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

NC11

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

This section applies where provision made by electricity capacity regulations

 

relates to the provision of capacity by reducing demand for electricity.

 

(2)    

Where this section applies, the Secretary of State may, instead of conferring

 

functions on the national system operator, confer functions on such other person

 

or body as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

 

(3)    

For the purposes of provision made by virtue of subsection (2), the references to

 

the national system

 

(4)    

operator in—

 

(a)    

section 22(5)(a) and (d);

 

(b)    

section 23(2)(a) and 23(3)(a);

 

(c)    

section 25;


 
 

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

(d)    

section 27(2)(a) and (b);

 

(e)    

section 29,

 

are to be read as if they included a reference to a person or body on whom a

 

function is conferred by virtue of this section.’.

 

Pilot scheme for electricity demand reduction

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

NC12

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘There may be paid out of money provided by Parliament expenditure incurred

 

by the Secretary of State in connection with arrangements made—

 

(a)    

for the purpose of reducing demand for electricity, and

 

(b)    

wholly or partly for the purpose of determining provision to be included

 

in electricity capacity regulations.’.

 

Nuclear regulations: civil liability

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

NC13

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

Nuclear regulations may provide for breach of a relevant nuclear duty to be

 

actionable (whether or not they also provide for it to be an offence).

 

(2)    

Except so far as nuclear regulations provide, any such breach does not give rise

 

to a claim for breach of statutory duty.

 

(3)    

Nuclear regulations may provide for—

 

(a)    

defences in relation to any action for breach of a relevant nuclear duty;

 

(b)    

any term of an agreement which purports to exclude or restrict liability

 

for breach of a relevant nuclear duty to be void.

 

(4)    

For this purpose “relevant nuclear duty” means a duty imposed by—

 

(a)    

nuclear regulations, or

 

(b)    

any provision of, or made under, the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 that

 

is a relevant statutory provision.

 

(5)    

Nothing in this section affects any right of action or defence which otherwise

 

exists or may be available.’.

 

Civil liability: saving for section 12 of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

NC14

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘Nothing in this Part affects the operation of section 12 of the Nuclear

 

Installations Act 1965 (right to compensation by virtue of certain provisions of

 

that Act).’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

100

 

Clause  21,  page  13,  line  4,  at end insert—


 
 

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97

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

‘(3A)    

The provision which may be made about the meaning of “reducing demand for

 

electricity” includes provision that reducing the consumption of electricity

 

reduces demand for electricity.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

101

 

Clause  22,  page  13,  line  19,  leave out ‘to or’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

102

 

Clause  22,  page  13,  line  21,  leave out ‘to or’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

103

 

Clause  22,  page  14,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

Provision made by virtue of subsection (4)(f) and (g) may—

 

(a)    

include provision for a settlement body to calculate or determine, in

 

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

 

regulations, amounts which are owed as capacity payments or capacity

 

incentives;

 

(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

 

104

 

Clause  24,  page  15,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

In subsection (1)(a) “costs” means costs in connection with the performance of

 

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

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

105

 

Clause  28,  page  16,  line  19,  at end insert ‘or by capacity market rules.

 

‘(1A)    

Capacity market rules may make provision about the enforcement of any

 

obligation or requirement imposed by the rules.’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

106

 

Clause  28,  page  16,  line  20,  after ‘regulations’ insert ‘or in capacity market rules’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

107

 

Clause  28,  page  16,  line  25,  after ‘regulations’ insert ‘or under capacity market

 

rules’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

108

 

Clause  59,  page  56,  line  33,  after ‘with’ insert ‘, in England and Wales, a fine or, in

 

Scotland or Northern Ireland,’.


 
 

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98

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

109

 

Clause  59,  page  57,  line  4,  after ‘with’ insert ‘—

 

(i)    

in England and Wales, a fine (or a fine not exceeding an amount

 

specified, which must not exceed level 4 on the standard scale),

 

or

 

(ii)    

in Scotland or Northern Ireland,’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

110

 

Page  57,  line  16,  leave out Clause 60.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

111

 

Clause  68,  page  61,  line  29,  leave out ‘a fine not exceeding’ and insert ‘—

 

(a)    

in England and Wales, a fine (or a fine not exceeding an amount

 

specified, which must not exceed level 4 on the standard scale), or

 

(b)    

in Scotland or Northern Ireland, a fine not exceeding the amount

 

specified, which must not exceed’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

112

 

Clause  80,  page  67,  line  40,  after ‘to’ insert ‘—

 

(i)    

in England and Wales, a fine, or

 

(ii)    

in Scotland or Northern Ireland,’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

113

 

Clause  82,  page  68,  line  27,  after ‘to’ insert ‘—

 

(i)    

in England and Wales, a fine, or

 

(ii)    

in Scotland or Northern Ireland,’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

114

 

Clause  85,  page  70,  line  15,  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)’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

115

 

Clause  86,  page  71,  line  4,  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

 

116

 

Clause  87,  page  71,  line  20,  after ‘to’ insert ‘—

 

(i)    

in England and Wales, a fine, or

 

(ii)    

in Scotland or Northern Ireland’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

117

 

Clause  88,  page  72,  line  17,  leave out ‘not exceeding £20,000,’ and insert ‘(in


 
 

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99

 

Energy Bill, continued

 
 

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

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

118

 

Clause  98,  page  78,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(3)    

The power in subsection (2) includes power to make modifications of—

 

(a)    

paragraphs 16 to 25B of Schedule 12 (amendments of the Nuclear

 

Installations Act 1965), or

 

(b)    

the provisions of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 that are amended by

 

those paragraphs.

 

(4)    

The power conferred by virtue of subsection (3) is exercisable—

 

(a)    

before or after the date on which those paragraphs come into force, and

 

(b)    

only for the purpose of making provision corresponding to any

 

amendments of the Nuclear Installations Act 1965 set out in an order

 

made before that date (whether before or after this Act is passed) under

 

section 76 of the Energy Act 2004 (amendments for giving effect to

 

international obligations).’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

119

 

Clause  121,  page  91,  line  30,  leave out from beginning to end of line 35 and

 

insert—

 

    

‘by making provision of any of the kinds specified in subsection (3).

 

(3)    

The kinds of provision mentioned in subsection (1) are—’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

120

 

Clause  121,  page  91,  line  36,  after ‘(a)’ insert ‘provision’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

121

 

Clause  121,  page  91,  line  38,  leave out ‘for specifying a limit on’ and insert

 

‘provision for restricting’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

122

 

Clause  121,  page  92,  line  1,  leave out ‘about discretionary terms (and’ and insert

 

‘provision about discretionary terms (which’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

123

 

Clause  121,  page  92,  line  4,  after ‘(d)’ insert ‘provision’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

124

 

Clause  121,  page  92,  line  5,  leave out ‘including’ and insert ‘which may include’.

 

Secretary Edward Davey

 

125

 

Clause  121,  page  92,  line  11,  leave out paragraph (e) and insert—


 
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