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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 14th March 2000

STANDING COMMITTEE A


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

UTILITIES BILL

NOTE

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [7th March], as follows:—

Clauses 89 to 103; Clause 126; Clauses 104 to 123; Schedule 4; Clause 125; Clause 129; Clause 9; Clause 13; Clause 10; Clause 14; Clause 11; Clause 15; Clauses 16 to 19; Schedule 2; Clauses 20 to 26; Clause 63; Clause 66; Clauses 27 and 28; Clause 64; Clause 29; Clause 62; Clauses 30 to 33; Clause 65; Clause 34; Clause 67; Clause 35; Clause 68; Clauses 36 to 41; Clause 69; Clause 42; Clause 70; Clause 43; Clause 71; Clause 44; Clause 72; Clause 45; Clause 73; Clause 46; Clause 74; Clause 47; Clause 75; Clause 48; Clause 76; Clause 49; Clause 77; Clauses 50 to 57; Clause 78; Clause 58; Clause 79; Clauses 59 to 61; Clause 82; Clause 80; Clause 81; Clause 83; Schedule 3; Clause 124; Clauses 127 and 128; Clauses 130 to 132; Schedules 5 to 7; Clauses 133 and 134; new Clauses; new Schedules.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope

522

Clause     26,     page     21,     line     9,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope

523

Clause     26,     page     21,     line     10,     leave out 'Authority' and insert 'Secretary of State'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope

535

Clause     26,     page     21,     line     21,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell
Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Christopher Fraser

505

Clause     26,     page     21,     line     23,     after 'may', insert 'be'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope

536

Clause     26,     page     21,     line     26,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Christopher Fraser

579

Clause     26,     page     21,     line     29, after 'may', insert 'be'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

595

Clause     26,     page     21,     leave out line 33 and insert 'the exemption'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope

537

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     5,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Christopher Fraser

547

Clause     26,     page     22,     leave out lines 12 and 13.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [ R]
Mr Christopher Chope

538

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     12,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope

524

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     13,     at end insert 'giving at least one year's notice'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [ R]
Mr Christopher Chope

539

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     14,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Christopher Fraser

548

Clause     26,     page     22,     leave out lines 20 and 21.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [ R]
Mr Christopher Chope

540

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     20,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [ R]
Mr Christopher Chope

541

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     22,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Christopher Fraser

549

Clause     26,     page     22,     leave out lines 28 to 30.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

Mr Christopher Chope

542

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     28,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope

525

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     30,     at end insert 'giving at least one year's notice'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

Mr Christopher Chope

543

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     35,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

Mr Christopher Chope

544

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     35,     leave out 'Authority' and insert 'Secretary of State'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope

526

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     36,     after 'period', insert 'not less than three months'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

Mr Christopher Chope

545

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     39,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]

Mr Christopher Chope

546

Clause     26,     page     22,     line     45,     leave out 'Secretary of State' and insert 'Authority'.


   

Mrs Helen Liddell

580

Clause     66,     page     66,     line     8,     leave out from 'the' to end of line 9 and insert 'exemption'.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Christopher Fraser

550

Clause     66,     page     66,     leave out lines 18 and 19.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Christopher Fraser

551

Clause     66,     page     66,     leave out lines 26 and 27.

   

Mr Nick Gibb
Mrs Eleanor Laing
Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope
Mr Christopher Fraser

552

Clause     66,     page     66,     leave out lines 33 to 35.


   

Mr Ian Bruce [ R]
Mr Christopher Chope

527

Clause     27,     page     23,     line     19,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

506

Clause     27,     page     23,     line     20,     at end insert—

    '(2A) Distribution licences should be held by separate subsidiaries.'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [ R]
Mr Christopher Chope

529

Clause     27,     page     23,     line     20,     at end insert 'if they have more then 50 per cent. of the local electricity market'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

581

Clause     27,     page     23,     leave out lines 21 to 23.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [ R]
Mr Christopher Chope

528

Clause     27,     page     23,     line     22,     leave out 'within Great Britain'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [ R]
Mr Christopher Chope

530

Clause     27,     page     23,     line     38,     leave out 'in any area, or'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope

532

Clause     27,     page     25,     line     2,     leave out 'the consolidated fund' and insert 'a trust fund out of which the authority's expenses shall be paid and the remainder returned to licence holders.'

   

Mr Ian Bruce [R]
Mr Christopher Chope

534

Clause     27,     page     25,     line     32,     at end insert—

    '6( ) There shall be created a de minimis scheme to exempt very small generators and distributors from the above licensing requirements'.

   

Mr Ian Bruce [ R]
Mr Christopher Chope

531

Clause     27,     page     25,     line     32,     at end add—

    '6C. The Authority will determine the licence application within 90 days from application'.


   

Mrs Helen Liddell

582

Clause     28,     page     25,     line     33,     leave out subsection (1) and insert—

    '() References in any enactment to public electricity suppliers shall have effect after the commencement of this section as if they were references to—

      (a) electricity suppliers;

      (b) electricity distributors; or

      (c) both electricity suppliers and electricity distributors,

    according to the nature of the activities carried on by the persons to whom they referred before that time.

    () References in any enactment to the supply of electricity shall have effect after the commencement of this section as if they were references to—

      (a) the supply of electricity;

      (b) the distribution of electricity;

      (c) both the supply and distribution of electricity,

    according to the nature of the activities to which they referred before that time.

    () References in any enactment to holders of licences under section 6(2) of the 1989 Act shall have effect after the commencement of this section as if they were references to electricity suppliers.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

583

Clause     28,     page     25,     line     45,     leave out subsection (2).


   

Mrs Helen Liddell

584

Clause     64,     page     63,     line     37,     leave out from 'accordingly' to end of line 4 on page 64 and insert 'section 7 is amended as follows.

    () In subsection (1), for "public gas transporter" (the expression defined in that subsection) there is substituted "gas transporter".

    () In paragraph (a) of subsection (2), for the words from "so much of" to the "and" preceding paragraph (b), there is substituted "any area specified in the licence as it has effect for the time being;".

    () After subsection (4) there is inserted—

            "(4A) The Authority may, with the consent of the licence holder, direct that any licence under this section shall have effect as if any area or pipe-line system specified in the direction were not specified in the licence; and references in this Part to, or to the grant of, a restriction under this section, or a restriction of such a licence, shall be construed as references to, or to the giving of, such a direction."

    () In subsections (5) and (6) the words "or extension", in each place where they appear and, in subsection (5), the words "or, in the case of an extension, such shorter time as may be prescribed" shall cease to have effect.

    () Subsections (7) and (8) shall cease to have effect.'.

 
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