Smart Meters Bill

Explanatory Notes

Annex A - Territorial extent and application in the United Kingdom

Each clause in the Bill extends and applies to England, Wales and Scotland. The Bill does not extend or apply to Northern Ireland. The table below shows the extent and application of each clause. As all the clauses apply to Great Britain it is not necessary to consider whether corresponding provision would be within the competence of the devolved legislatures. 1

Provision

Extends to E & W and applies to England?

Extends to E & W and applies to Wales?

Extends and applies to Scotland?

Extends and applies to Northern Ireland?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the National Assembly for Wales?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the Scottish Parliament?

Would corresponding provision be within the competence of the Northern Ireland Assembly?

Legislative Consent Motion needed?

Clauses 1-11

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

N/A

N/A

N/A

No

Minor or consequential effects 2

All the clauses apply to England, Wales and Scotland and therefore there are none that apply to England, or England and Wales, and have minor or consequential effects outside England.

1 References in this Annex to a provision being within the legislative competence of the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales or the Northern Ireland Assembly are to the provision being within the legislative competence of the relevant devolved legislature for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83J of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to Public Business.

2 References in this Annex to an effect of a provision being minor or consequential are to its being minor or consequential for the purposes of Standing Order No. 83J of the Standing Orders of the House of Commons relating to Public Business.

 

Prepared 17th October 2017