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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Monday 5 February 2018

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Smart Meters Bill, As Amended


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Speaker.

 

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Rebecca Long Bailey

 

Steve McCabe

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC1

 

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.”

 



 
 

Report Stage Proceedings: 5 February 2018                

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Smart Meters Bill, continued

 
 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Rebecca Long Bailey

 

Steve McCabe

 

Not called  NC2

 

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

 

Rebecca Long Bailey

 

Steve McCabe

 

Not called  NC3

 

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.

 

(2)    

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

 

each House of Parliament.”

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Rebecca Long Bailey

 

Steve McCabe

 

Not called  NC4

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Review of smart meter rollout targets

 

(1)    

Within 3 months of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State must

 

prepare and publish a report and a cost benefit analysis relating to the Smart Meter

 

Implementation programme and lay a copy of the report before Parliament.


 
 

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Smart Meters Bill, continued

 
 

(2)    

The report under subsection (1) shall consider—

 

(a)    

progress towards the 2020 completion target;

 

(b)    

smart meter installation cost;

 

(c)    

the number of meters operating in dummy mode;

 

(d)    

the overall cost to date of the DCC;

 

(e)    

the projected cost of the DCC; and

 

(f)    

such other matters as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.”

 


 

Steve McCabe

 

Grahame Morris

 

Kate Green

 

Caroline Flint

 

Not called  NC5

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Requirement on suppliers to provide information on cost of smart meter

 

programme to consumers

 

(1)    

The Energy Act 2008 is amended as follows.

 

(2)    

At the end of section 88(3) (power to amend licence conditions etc: smart meters),

 

insert—

 

“(m)    

provision requiring the holder of a supply licence to include

 

information with consumer bills on the cost to consumers of the

 

Smart Meter Implementation Programme.””

 


 

Steve McCabe

 

Grahame Morris

 

Kate Green

 

Caroline Flint

 

Not called  NC6

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Smart Meter Implementation Programme: review of cost to consumers

 

(1)    

Within 3 months of this Act coming into force, the Secretary of State shall

 

commission an independent review of the cost to the consumer of the Smart

 

Meter Implementation Programme.

 

(2)    

The review under subsection (1) shall include—

 

(a)    

a breakdown of the costs to consumers of component parts of the Smart

 

Meters Implementation Programme including the cost of the DCC;

 

(b)    

the potential benefits to consumers of information on the cost of the

 

Smart Meter Implementation Programme being included on energy bills

 

and statements;

 

(c)    

a longitudinal estimate of the cost to consumers to date and the projected

 

future cost of the Programme; and

 

(d)    

such other matters as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.


 
 

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Smart Meters Bill, continued

 
 

(3)    

The Secretary of State must lay a report of this review before both Houses of

 

Parliament as soon as practicable after its completion.”

 

 


 

Steve McCabe

 

Grahame Morris

 

Kate Green

 

Caroline Flint

 

Not called  2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  12,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

in section 56FA(3) after “including” insert “the supply of such meters to

 

energy companies and”

 

Steve McCabe

 

Grahame Morris

 

Kate Green

 

Caroline Flint

 

Not called  3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

in section 41HA(3) after “including” insert “the supply of such meters to

 

energy companies and”

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Rebecca Long Bailey

 

Steve McCabe

 

Not called  1

 

Clause  6,  page  6,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

“(15)    

Prior to making modifications under this section the Secretary of State shall

 

commission an independent evaluation on the potential impact the modifications

 

available to the Secretary of State to secure funding of smcl administration could

 

have on consumer energy prices and shall lay the report of the evaluation before

 

each House of Parliament.”

 

Bill read the third time, and passed.

 


 

 

Revised 05 February 2018