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SUPPLEMENT TO THE VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS

 
 

Monday 30 April 2018

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill


 

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Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

Gill Furniss

 

Bill Esterson

 

Negatived on division  NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Ongoing relative tariff differential

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State may, during the term of the tariff cap conditions being in

 

place, develop, ready for implementation, a relative tariff differential.

 

(2)    

A relative tariff differential is a requirement on supply licence holders that the

 

difference between the cheapest advertised rate and the most expensive standard

 

variable or default rate shall be no more than a specified proportion of the

 

cheapest advertised rate.

 

(3)    

The Authority will be responsible for setting the proportion referred to in

 

subsection (2).


 
 

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(4)    

The relative tariff differential shall take effect on the termination of the tariff cap

 

conditions.”

 

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Rebecca Long Bailey

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Gill Furniss

 

Caroline Flint

 

Not called  5

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  3,  leave out “after this Act is” and insert “, and within five

 

months of this Act being”

 

John Penrose

 

Stephen Kerr

 

Mark Pawsey

 

Dame Caroline Spelman

 

John Redwood

 

Nick Herbert

Tim Loughton

George Freeman

Andrew Lewer

Mr William Wragg

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

Mark Menzies

Neil Parish

Julian Sturdy

Gordon Henderson

Derek Thomas

 

Not called  2

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

A cap imposed by tariff cap conditions shall be calculated so as to require that the

 

difference between the cheapest advertised tariff and the most expensive standard

 

variable or default tariff offered by a holder of a supply licence is no more than a

 

specified proportion of the cheapest advertised tariff.

 

(1B)    

The proportion under subsection (1A) shall be specified by the tariff cap

 

conditions.”

 

John Penrose

 

Stephen Kerr

 

Mark Pawsey

 

Dame Caroline Spelman

 

John Redwood

 

Nick Herbert

Tim Loughton

George Freeman

Andrew Lewer

Mr William Wragg

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

Mark Menzies

Neil Parish

Julian Sturdy

Gordon Henderson

Derek Thomas

 

Not called  3

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  24,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

“cheapest advertised rate” means the lowest rate or amount charged for,

 

or in relation to, the supply of gas or electricity under any contract

 

available to the customer.”


 
 

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John Penrose

 

Stephen Kerr

 

Mark Pawsey

 

Dame Caroline Spelman

 

John Redwood

 

Nick Herbert

Tim Loughton

George Freeman

Andrew Lewer

Mr William Wragg

Mr Jacob Rees-Mogg

Mark Menzies

Neil Parish

Julian Sturdy

Gordon Henderson

Derek Thomas

 

Not called  4

 

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

 

“(e)    

the ability of the Authority to accurately forecast and model wholesale

 

energy prices, and the need to minimise the impact of inaccuracies on

 

domestic customers and holders of supply licences in the future.

 

(f)    

the difference between the cheapest advertised rate and the most

 

expensive standard variable or default rate offered by a holder of a supply

 

licence.”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Rebecca Long Bailey

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Bambos Charalambous

 

Not called  6

 

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”

 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Rebecca Long Bailey

 

Laura Pidcock

 

Bill Esterson

 

Not called  7

 

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

 

“(e)    

the need to ensure that adequate protection exists for vulnerable domestic

 

customers, including ensuring those customers who currently benefit

 

under a cap imposed by the Authority on rates or amounts charged for, or

 

in relation to, the supply of gas or electricity because they appear to the

 

Authority to be vulnerable, retain those benefits.”


 
 

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Rachel Reeves

 

Mark Pawsey

 

Antoinette Sandbach

 

Stephen Kerr

 

Drew Hendry

 

Anna Turley

Peter Kyle

Albert Owen

Vernon Coaker

Wes Streeting

Stella Creasy

Gareth Snell

Ruth Smeeth

Ann Coffey

Stephen Doughty

Liz Kendall

Darren Jones

Luciana Berger

Chuka Umunna

Emma Reynolds

Catherine McKinnell

Rushanara Ali

Stephen Kinnock

Mr Pat McFadden

Graham P Jones

Phil Wilson

David Hanson

Mary Creagh

Ellie Reeves

 

Not called  9

 

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

 

“(e)    

the need to ensure that adequate protection exists for—

 

(i)    

customers who benefit from a cap imposed by the Authority on

 

rates or amounts charged for, or in relation to, the supply of gas

 

or electricity on the basis that they appear to the Authority to be

 

vulnerable;

 

(ii)    

in circumstances where a cap described in sub-paragraph (i) has

 

been withdrawn, customers who would have benefited from such

 

a cap had it still been in force; and

 

(iii)    

other vulnerable domestic customers.”

 


 

Dr Alan Whitehead

 

Rebecca Long Bailey

 

Chi Onwurah

 

Barry Gardiner

 

Not called  8

 

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,

 

(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.”


 
 

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Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Bill, continued

 
 

Frank Field

 

Not called  1

 

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

 

“—

 

(a)    

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

 

customers; and

 

(b)    

holders of supply licences are using available data, whether collected

 

through smart meters or through other means, to—

 

(i)    

assess the energy consumption patterns of domestic customers;

 

and

 

(ii)    

use such data to identify, and move domestic customers onto, the

 

most competitive tariff.”

 

Bill read the third time, and passed.

 


 

 

Revised 01 May 2018