Infrastructure Bill [HL]

Amendments
to be moved
on report

After Clause 20

BARONESS WHITAKER

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“Sustainable development and design

In section 10(3) of the Planning Act 2008, omit the words “the desirability
of”.”

Clause 32

LORD WIGLEY

 

Page 38, line 15, at end insert—

“(6)     This section shall not extend to Wales unless an order authorising it has
been passed by the National Assembly for Wales.

(7)     An order under subsection (6) may contain any conditions which the
Assembly deems appropriate.”

After Clause 38

LORD JENKIN OF RODING

 

Insert the following new Clause—

“PART 4A

IMPACT OF INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING ON COSTS FOR CONSUMERS

Impact of infrastructure spending on costs for consumers

(1)     The Treasury may by regulations make provision for the regulators to
provide data, in a manner prescribed by the regulations, about the
anticipated impact of infrastructure spending on the cost of products for
consumers.

(2)     Regulations made under subsection (1) may prescribe—

(a)   the type of infrastructure spending about which data must be
provided;

(b)   the nature of the data to be provided;

(c)   the methodology for collating and manipulating the data, including
assumptions that should be made;

(d)   the form in which the data should be presented;

(e)   the persons that should receive a copy of the data.

(3)     The regulations may make different provision for different regulators
where necessary.

(4)     The Treasury must scrutinise the data provided under subsection (1) and
assess—

(a)   the impact of infrastructure spending on the cost of products for
consumers;

(b)   the affordability of any anticipated increases in the cost of products
for consumers, taking into account factors other than infrastructure
spending that are also likely to significantly impact the cost of
products; and

(c)   differences in affordability between different groups of consumers,
if any.

(5)     The Treasury must publish the data provided under subsection (1) and the
assessment made under subsection (4) in such manner as it reasonably
deems appropriate.

(6)     The Treasury must take into account the assessment in subsection (4) in
making decisions about the extent, prioritisation or timing of infrastructure
spending.

(7)     In this Part—

(a)   “consumer” means any individual or household of individuals that
purchases a product or products;

(b)   “product” means a good or service the provision of which is
regulated by a regulator;

(c)   a “regulator” means any of—

(i)   the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation;

(ii)   the Office of Communications;

(iii)   the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets;

(iv)   the Office of Rail Regulation;

(v)   the Water Industry Commission for Scotland; and

(vi)   the Water Services Regulation Authority,

and “the regulators” means all of them.”

Clause 40

LORD WIGLEY

 

Page 43, line 4, leave out “32” and insert “33”

Prepared 29th October 2014