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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 13 March 2018

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill


 

[First and Second Sittings]


 

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Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

 


 

Claire Perry

 

Agreed to

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 13

 

March) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 13 March;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 15 March;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:


 
 

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      TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 13 March

Until no later than

Octopus Energy

 
  

10.15 am

Bulb Energy

 
   

Good Energy

 
 

Tuesday 13 March

Until no later than

Ofgem

 
  

10.45 am

  
 

Tuesday 13 March

Until no later than

Citizens Advice Bureau

 
  

11.25 am

Which?

 
   

National Energy Action

 
 

(3)  

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

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 15 March.

 


 

Claire Perry

 

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

 


 

Claire Perry

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Withdrawn after debate  3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  leave out “after this Act is passed” and insert “and no later

 

than 30 November 2018”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Withdrawn after debate  4

 

Clause  1,  page  2,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“(e)    

the need to ensure that customers on standard variable and default rates

 

have their annual expenditure on gas and electricity reduced by no less

 

than £100 as a result of the tariff cap conditions, and

 

(f)    

the need to ensure that adequate protection exists for vulnerable and

 

domestic customers, including those customers protected by the

 

safeguard tariff.”

 

Clause Agreed to.


 
 

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Clause 2 Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Withdrawn after debate  5

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  17,  after “Authority” insert “wholly”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 4 Agreed to.

 

Clause 5 Agreed to.

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Withdrawn after debate  6

 

Clause  6,  page  4,  line  31,  leave out “6” and insert “3”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Alan Brown

 

Withdrawn after debate  1

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  38,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Secretary of State shall within six months of the passing of this Act publish

 

a statement outlining the criteria that is to be used by the Authority in the review

 

to assess whether conditions are in place for effective competition for domestic

 

supply contracts.”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Negatived on division  7

 

Clause  7,  page  4,  line  39,  leave out from “must” to end of line 40 and insert “have

 

regard to the extent to which—

 

(a)    

progress has been made in installing smart meters for use by domestic

 

customers,

 

(b)    

incentives for holders of energy supply licences to improve their

 

efficiency have been created,

 

(c)    

holders of energy supply licences are able to compete effectively for

 

domestic supply contracts,

 

(d)    

incentives for domestic customers to switch to different supply contracts

 

are in place,

 

(e)    

the barriers which prevent the customers from switching from different

 

supply contracts quickly and easily are addressed,

 

(f)    

holders of supply licences who operate efficiently are able to finance

 

activities authorised by the licence,

 

(g)    

holders of supply licences have eliminated practices that are to the

 

detriment of customers in their tariff structures,


 
 

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(h)    

District Network Operator costs and dividends are proportionate to

 

expectations and the impact of that on domestic supply contracts, and

 

(i)    

vulnerable and disabled customers are adequately protected.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

[Adjourned until Thursday at 11.30am


 

 

Revised 13 March 2018