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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 26 January 2016

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Energy Bill [Lords]


 

[First and Second Sittings]


 

Andrea Leadsom

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 26

 

January) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 26 January;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 28 January;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 2 February;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 4 February;

 

(e)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 9 February;

 

(2)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 and 2;

 

Schedule 1; Clauses 3 to 73; Schedule 2; Clauses 74 to 84; new Clauses; new

 

Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(3)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Tuesday 9 February.

 


 

Andrea Leadsom

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Clause 1 Agreed to.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 January 2016        

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Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Clive Lewis

 

Withdrawn  7

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(2c)    

The Secretary of State shall, within one year from the date of this section coming

 

into force, undertake an assessment of the fitness for purpose of the OGA’s

 

powers in relation to relevant activities, and shall lay before each House of

 

Parliament a report of the findings.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Schedule 1 Agreed to.

 

Clauses 3 to 7 Agreed to.

 


 

Andrea Leadsom

 

Not selected  1

 

Page  5,  line  29,  leave out Clause 8

 

Clause Negatived on division.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Clive Lewis

 

Negatived on division  8

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

    

“Environmental considerations and climate change

 

    

The need for the OGA to address environmental considerations and to facilitate

 

the pursuance of section 1 of the Climate Change Act 2008 in relation to relevant

 

activities.”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Clive Lewis

 

Negatived on division  9

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

    

“Hierarchy of matters relating to decommissioning

 

    

The need to re-use North Sea infrastructure for carbon capture and storage

 

projects and marginal field extraction, where economically viable, to be

 

considered prior to the decommissioning of such sites.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 January 2016        

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Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Clive Lewis

 

Negatived on division  10

 

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

Are necessary in order to inform the OGA’s role in developing and

 

promoting carbon storage;

 

(ab)    

Are necessary to meet the terms of the Climate Change Act 2008 or

 

European or international obligations on climate change”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 11 to 12 Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Clive Lewis

 

Withdrawn  11

 

Clause  13,  page  8,  line  44,  leave out subsection (3)

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Clive Lewis

 

Not called  12

 

Clause  13,  page  9,  line  1,  leave out subsection (4)

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Clive Lewis

 

Not called  13

 

Clause  14,  page  9,  line  38,  after “period” insert “minus the income derived from

 

fees under section 13”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Clive Lewis

 

Not called  14

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  15,  leave out subsection (6)

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Clive Lewis

 

Not called  15

 

Clause  14,  page  10,  line  17,  leave out subsection (7)

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 15 to 16 Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26 January 2016        

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Energy Bill-[Lords], continued

 
 

Andrea Leadsom

 

Agreed to  2

 

Clause  17,  page  12,  line  7,  leave out “one year” and insert “three years”

 

Andrea Leadsom

 

Agreed to  3

 

Clause  17,  page  12,  line  12,  leave out “one year” and insert “three years”

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30am


 

 

Revised 26 January 2016