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Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 28 November 2017        

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Smart Meters Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Not called  NC4

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Conditions of extension of time for exercise of powers

 

(1)    

Prior to making any directions during the extended time period provided for in

 

section 1, the Secretary of State shall commission a review which shall

 

consider—

 

(a)    

data access and privacy issues arising from the smart meter rollout,

 

(b)    

the benefits realised during the smart meter rollout and the scope for

 

greater benefits to be realised,

 

(c)    

the effectiveness of the policy framework for future smart metering

 

operations.

 

(2)    

The Secretary shall lay the report of the review in subsection (1) before each

 

House of Parliament.”

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC5

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Review: Use of powers to support technical development

 

(1)    

Within 12 months of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State shall

 

commission a review which shall consider how the extended use of powers

 

provided for in section 1 will support the technical development of smart meters,

 

with reference to—

 

(a)    

alternative solutions for Home Area Network connections where

 

premises are not able to access the HAN using existing connection

 

arrangements,

 

(b)    

hard to reach premises.

 

(2)    

The Secretary shall lay the report of the review in subsection (1) before each

 

House of Parliament.”

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC6

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Review: Use of powers to support rollout of smart meters

 

(1)    

Within 12 months of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State shall

 

commission a review which shall consider how the extended use of powers

 

provided for in section 1 will support the rollout of smart meters, with reference

 

to—

 

(a)    

providing for efficient removal and disposal of old meters,


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 28 November 2017        

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Smart Meters Bill, continued

 
 

(b)    

reviewing the exemptions for smaller suppliers from a legally binding

 

requirement to roll out smart meters.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State shall lay the report of the review in subsection (1) before

 

each House of Parliament.”

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Thangam Debbonnaire

 

Not called  NC7

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Review: smart meter installation rates

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State shall commission an annual review of attainment rates of

 

smart meter installation, this review must include—

 

(a)    

information on the total number of functioning smart meters at the end of

 

each attainment period,

 

(b)    

analysis of any discrepancy between attainment numbers and total

 

functioning numbers.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State shall lay the report of the review in subsection (1) before

 

each House of Parliament.”

 


 

Steve McCabe

 

Matt Western

 

Not called  NC11

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Smart meter roll out cost benefit analysis

 

(1)    

Within one year of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State shall lay a

 

report on the costs and benefits of the smart meter rollout before each House of

 

Parliament.

 

(2)    

The report under subsection (1) must include an independent cost benefit analysis

 

of the smart meter rollout programme.”

 

 


 

Richard Harrington

 

Agreed to  18

 

Title,  line  2,  leave out “and”


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 28 November 2017        

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Smart Meters Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Harrington

 

Agreed to  19

 

Title,  line  3,  at end insert “and to make provision enabling half-hourly electricity

 

imbalances to be calculated using information obtained from smart meters”

 

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

 


 
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