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Notices of Amendments: 23 November 2017                  

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(b)    

the awareness among vulnerable groups of smart meter rollout;

 

(c)    

the satisfaction of the public, in particular vulnerable groups and people

 

living in rural areas, with the information available on smart meter

 

rollout.

 

(3)    

The Secretary of State must lay a copy of the report before Parliament and arrange

 

for an opportunity for the report to be debated within 6 weeks of the report being

 

laid.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to commission an independent review of

 

public awareness and satisfaction of smart meter rollout and for the review to be debated in the

 

House of Commons.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Ownership restrictions to successor licensees

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State may impose conditions on to the future DCC successor

 

licensee as appropriate.

 

(2)    

Conditions in subsection (1) may include restrictions to British owned companies

 

subject to the expiry of any contrary obligations under EU or retained EU law, as

 

defined in the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause allows the Secretary of State to restrict future DCC successor licensees to British

 

owned companies.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

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.


 
 

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(2)    

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

 

House of Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause requires the Secretary of State to carry out a review of matters relating to the

 

current status of the smart meter rollout.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause requires the Secretary of State to review how the extension of powers support

 

technical development of smart meters.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Thangam Debbonaire

 

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,

 

(b)    

reviewing the exemptions for smaller suppliers from a legally binding

 

requirement to roll out smart meters.


 
 

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(2)    

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

 

each House of Parliament.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause requires the Secretary of State to review how the extension of powers supports the

 

rollout of smart meters.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Thangam Debbonnaire

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause requires the Secretary of State to review attainment rates annually.

 


 

Steve McCabe

 

Matt Western

 

NC11

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

18

 

Title,  line  2,  leave out “and”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

See the note to amendment 19.


 
 

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Richard Harrington

 

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

 

imbalances to be calculated using information obtained from smart meters”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amends the Bill’s long title so that it covers the provision about smart meters made by NC8

 

to NC10.

 

 

Order of the House [24 OCTOBER 2017]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Smart Meters Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 30 November.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

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

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

proceedings on Consideration are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading.

 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [21 November 2017]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 21

 

November) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 21 November; 

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 23 November;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 28 November;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 30 November;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:


 
 

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TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 21

Until no later than

Energy UK; Utilita

 
 

November

10.10 am

  
 

Tuesday 21

Until no later than

Ofgem; Data Communications

 
 

November

10.40 am

Company

 
 

Tuesday 21

Until no later than

Secure Meters; Trilliant

 
 

November

2.45 pm

  
 

Tuesday 21

Until no later than

Smart Energy GB; Citizens

 
 

November

3.15 pm

Advice Bureau

 
 

Tuesday 21

Until no later than

Dr Richard Fitton, University of

 
 

November

3.45 pm

Salford; Dr Sarah Darby,

 
   

Environmental Change Institute,

 
   

University of Oxford

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 11; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining

 

proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

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

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 30 November.

 

 

NOTICES WITHDRAWN

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on Tuesday 21 November:

 

15

 

The following Notices were withdrawn on Wednesday 22 November:

 

9

 


 
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