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Fossil Fuel Levy Bill [H.L.]

This is the text of the Fossil Fuel Levy Bill [H.L.], as passed by the House of Lords and introduced in the House of Commons on 27 October 1997.

Fossil Fuel Levy Bill [H.L.]
1.Supplies on which levy charged.
2.Short title, commencement and extent.





An Act to amend section 33 of the Electricity Act 1989.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-

Supplies on which levy charged.     1. - (1) Section 33 of the Electricity Act 1989 (fossil fuel levy) is amended as follows.
      (2) In subsection (8), for the definitions of "leviable electricity" and "non-fossil fuel generating station", there is substituted-
    ""leviable electricity" means electricity which-
      (a) is generated by a fossil fuel generating station;
      (b) is generated by a generating station fuelled by nuclear fuel; or
      (c) is generated in pursuance of qualifying arrangements by a generating station fuelled or driven otherwise than by a fossil fuel or nuclear fuel;".
      (3) After that subsection there is inserted-
    "(9) The Secretary of State may by regulations amend this section so as to-
    (a) omit the word "leviable" in subsection (2) above; and
    (b) omit the definition of "leviable electricity" in subsection (8) above".
Short title, commencement and extent.     2. - (1) This Act may be cited as the Fossil Fuel Levy Act 1997.
      (2) This Act shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.
      (3) An order under subsection (2) may include such transitional provisions or savings as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
      (4) This Act does not extend to Northern Ireland.

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