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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Wednesday 4 December 2013

 

Proceedings

 

on Consideration of Lords Amendments

 

Energy Bill


 

On Consideration of Lords Amendments to the Energy Bill

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 105

 

Secretary Edward Davey                                                                                    

Agreed to

 

To move, That this House disagrees with the Lords in their Amendment.

 

 

Lords Amendment accordingly disagreed to.

 

Lords Amendments 1 to 75 agreed to.

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 76

 

As an Amendment to the Lords Amendment:—

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Not called  (a)

 

Line  8,  at end add—

 

‘(g)    

provision for requiring a licence holder to provide information to

 

domestic customers on—

 

(i)    

the sources of the licence holder’s electricity in the form of a

 

percentage breakdown of the proportion of electricity derived

 

from gas, coal, nuclear, total brown, renewable and other sources

 

for each of the previous three years, alongside the current

 

national average proportion for each source, and


 
 

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

(ii)    

UK corporation tax paid by the licence holder in each of the

 

previous three years as a total amount and as a percentage of

 

company profits.’.

 

 

Lords Amendments 76 to 86 Agreed to.

 


 

Lords Amendment No. 87

 

As Amendments to the Lords Amendment:—

 

Chris Williamson

 

Ian Lavery

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Sandra Osborne

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

John McDonnell

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Steve Rotherham

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Ian Mearns

 

Grahame M. Morris

 

John Cryer

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Valerie Vaz

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Joan Walley

 

Frank Dobson

 

Not called  (a)

 

Line  10,  leave out ‘a target date for achieving the objective’ and insert—

 

‘(a)    

that low income households must not live in a E-, F-, or G- rated house

 

by 2020;

 

(b)    

that low income households must not live in a D- or C- rated house by

 

2030;

 

(c)    

that no fuel poor household should face a fuel poverty gap that is 10 per

 

cent. higher than the median required fuel costs for all households.

 

(d)    

that the Secretary of State will set further targets beyond 2030 in line with

 

the requirements of the 2008 Climate Change Act to reduce greenhouse

 

gas emissions by 80 per cent. from the 1990 baseline.

 

( )    

In this section—

 

(a)    

“required fuel costs” refers to the expenditure on fuel a household would

 

need to spend to maintain adequate warmth and meet their other energy

 

needs;

 

(b)    

“fuel poverty gap” refers to the difference between the required fuel costs

 

of a fuel poor household and the median costs for all households and the

 

higher the gap, the more severe the fuel poverty experience by a

 

household;

 

(c)    

“low income” refers to households with an income less than 60 per cent.

 

of the median.’.

 

Caroline Flint

 

Jonathan Reynolds

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Julie Elliott

 

Negatived on division  (g)

 

Line  10,  leave out ‘a target date for achieving the objective’ and insert ‘targets for


 
 

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

2020 and 2030 for achieving energy efficiency improvement of dwellings of

 

low income households and for the reduction of total numbers of the fuel poor,

 

leading to the eradication of fuel poverty’.

 

Chris Williamson

 

Ian Lavery

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Sandra Osborne

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

John McDonnell

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Steve Rotherham

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Ian Mearns

 

Grahame M. Morris

 

John Cryer

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Valerie Vaz

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Joan Walley

 

Caroline Flint

 

Jonathan Reynolds

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Julie Elliott

 

Not called  (b)

 

Line  35,  leave out ‘from time to time’ and insert ‘at least every two years’.

 

Chris Williamson

 

Ian Lavery

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Sandra Osborne

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

John McDonnell

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Steve Rotherham

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Ian Mearns

 

Grahame M. Morris

 

John Cryer

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Valerie Vaz

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Joan Walley

 

Not called  (c)

 

Line  39,  at end insert ‘if in his opinion the objectives are unlikely to be met by

 

the target dates, provided that any such revision does not lessen the objectives

 

or extend the target dates.’.

 

Chris Williamson

 

Ian Lavery

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Sandra Osborne

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

John McDonnell

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Steve Rotherham

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Ian Mearns

 

Grahame M. Morris

 

John Cryer

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Valerie Vaz

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Joan Walley

 

Not called  (d)

 

Leave out line 40 and insert—

 

‘(c)    

publish a report within six months of any such assessment.’.


 
 

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Chris Williamson

 

Ian Lavery

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Sandra Osborne

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

John McDonnell

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Steve Rotherham

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Ian Mearns

 

Grahame M. Morris

 

John Cryer

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Valerie Vaz

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Joan Walley

 

Caroline Flint

 

Jonathan Reynolds

 

Tom Greatrex

 

Julie Elliott

 

Not called  (e)

 

Line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(5A)    

Reports under subsection (5) shall also include an assessment by the Secretary of

 

State of the impact and projected impact of implementation of the strategy on—

 

(a)    

the mortality and morbidity rates and health needs of persons living in

 

fuel poverty;

 

(b)    

the cost of cold-related illness to the National Health Service and wider

 

economy;

 

(c)    

the level of debt as a result of energy bills, and the number of unpaid bills;

 

(d)    

any change in the number of jobs created and supported as a result of

 

implementing the strategy;

 

(e)    

emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases from fuel poor

 

households;

 

(f)    

the average and aggregate fuel poverty gap faced by households and

 

persons living in fuel poverty; and

 

(g)    

the number of children in fuel poverty.’.

 

Chris Williamson

 

Ian Lavery

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Kelvin Hopkins

 

Sandra Osborne

 

Yasmin Qureshi

 

John McDonnell

 

Graeme Morrice

 

Steve Rotherham

 

Mr Michael Meacher

 

Ian Mearns

 

Grahame M. Morris

 

John Cryer

 

Caroline Lucas

 

Valerie Vaz

 

Jim Dobbin

 

Joan Walley

 

Not called  (f)

 

Line  40,  at end insert—

 

‘(5B)    

For the purposes of allowing a comparative assessment of progress in addressing

 

fuel poverty, assessments under this section must include, until at least 2018, the

 

extent of fuel poverty as measured according to the definition set pursuant to the

 

Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000.’.

 

 

Lords Amendments 87 to 104 Agreed to.

 

Lords Amendments 106 to 113 Agreed to.

 


 
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