Amendments proposed to the Utilities Bill - continued House of Commons

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

597

*Schedule     3,     page     158,     line     4,     at end add—

    '10. Where a trade is transferred from one company within a group of companies to another company in that group as a result of a transfer where for the purposes of section 245 of the Income and Corporation Taxes Act 1988 no change in the nature or conduct of the trade shall be deemed to have occurred.'.


   

Mrs Helen Liddell

409

Clause     124,     page     141,     line     13,     leave out from first 'of' to second 'and' in line 17 and insert—

      '(a) section 6D or 24 of the Gas Act 1986; or

      (b) section 5C or 12 of the Electricity Act 1989.'

   

Mr Chris Mullin

442

Clause     124,     page     141,     line     16     at end insert 'or'.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

443

Clause     124,     page     141,     line     17,     leave out from '1989' to end of line 18.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

444

Clause     124,     page     141,     line     20,     leave out from 'modifications' to 'to' in line 22.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

445

Clause     124,     page     141,     line     28,     leave out from 'for' to end of line 30 and insert 'sub-paragraph (ii) there is substituted—

                "(ii) section 124 of the Utilities Act 2000; or".'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

410

Clause     124,     page     141,     leave out line 33.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

446

Clause     124,     page     141,     leave out line 35.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

411

Clause     124,     page     141,     line     43,     leave out 'section 13 of the Telecommunications Act 1984'.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

447

Clause     124,     page     142,     line     1,     leave out from '1989' to end of line 2.


   

Mr Chris Mullin

450

Clause     130,     page     151,     line     2,     leave out '125 to 129' and insert '127 and 128'.


   

Mrs Helen Liddell

413

Schedule     5,     page     161,     leave out lines 31 to 33.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

591

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     3,     at end insert—

    '. In section 5 (prohibition on unlicensed activities), in subsection (1)(a) and (c) for "public gas transporter" there is substituted "gas transporter".

    . In section 7 (licensing of public gas transporters), in subsections (2)(b), (6)(b) and (9) for "public gas transporter" there is substituted "gas transporter".'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

200

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '. In section 48(1) (interpretation of Part I)—

      (a) before the definition of "gas" there is inserted—

            "exemption" means an exemption under section 6A;"; and

      (b) for the definition of "licence" there is substituted—

            "licence" means a licence under section 7 or 7A and "licence holder" shall be construed accordingly;".'

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

495

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     18,     at end insert—

    '. In section 42 (restrictions on disclosure), in subsection (4)(a) for "33C" there is substituted " 33, 33DA".'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

359

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     31,     leave out from '(8)' to end of line 35 and insert ', for the words "or section 40(3), 41(3), 42A or 42B below" there is substituted ", or sections 32 to 32C, section 40, 40A, 41A, 42A, 42B, 42C, 43A or 43B below or section 22 of the Utilities Act 2000".'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

496

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '. In section 57 (restrictions on disclosure), in subsection (5)(a) for "42" there is substituted "42AA, 46A".'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

201

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     43,     leave out '66(1)' and insert '111(1)'.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

455

Schedule     5,     page     163,     leave out lines 4 to 12.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

456

Schedule     5,     page     163,     leave out lines 15 to 19.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

414

Schedule     5,     page     163,     leave out lines 26 and 27.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

457

Schedule     5,     page     163,     leave out lines 28 and 29.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

415

Schedule     5,     page     163,     leave out line 34.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

458

Schedule     5,     page     163,     leave out lines 35 and 36.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

416

Schedule     5,     page     164,     leave out lines 7 and 8.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

459

Schedule     5,     page     164,     leave out lines 9 and 10.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

417

Schedule     5,     page     164,     leave out lines 12 to 16.


   

Mrs Helen Liddell

418

Schedule     6,     page     166,     line     21     at end insert 'or'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

419

Schedule     6,     page     166,     line     22,     leave out from 'Council' to end of line 24.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

460

Schedule     6,     page     166,     leave out lines 28 to 33.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

520

Schedule     6,     page     166,     line     33,     at end insert—

'Consultation by Council before establishing regional committees

    . The requirements in paragraph 11(2) to (4) of Schedule 2 to this Act do not apply to any regional committee of the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council which is established within the period of two months beginning with the day on which section 16(2) of this Act comes into force.'


   

Mrs Helen Liddell

420

Schedule     7,     page     167,     column     3,     leave out lines 26 to 31.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

592

Schedule     7,     page     167,     line     50,     column     3,     leave out from '7,' to 'and' in line 53 and insert 'in subsections (5) and (6) the words "or extension", in each place where they appear, in subsection (5), the words "or, in the case of an extension, such shorter time as may be prescribed" and subsections (7), (8)'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

593

Schedule     7,     page     168,     line     5,     column     3,     at end insert 'In section 8(1) the words "and sections 23(2), 26(1A) and 27(2)".'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

258

Schedule     7,     page     168,     line     10,     column     3,     at end insert 'Sections 32 and 32A.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

497

Schedule     7,     page     168,     line     25,     column     3,     at end insert 'In section 42(4)(a) the words "other than section 33(3) above".'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

594

Schedule     7,     page     169,     line     4,     column     3,     leave out 'Section 22'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

498

Schedule     7,     page     169,     line     13,     column     3,     at end insert 'Section 45.'.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

461

Schedule     7,     page     169,     leave out lines 21 to 30.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

462

Schedule     7,     page     169,     line     43,     column     3,     leave out from beginning of line to end of line 47.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

421

Schedule     7,     page     169,     line     49,     column     3,     leave out '2(4)'.

   

Mr Chris Mullin

463

Schedule     7,     page     169,     line     49,     column     3,     leave out '4(3) and 5(4)' and insert 'and 4(3)'.


NEW CLAUSES

Preliminary

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    '.—(1) In this Chapter—

      "consumers" includes both existing consumers and future consumers;

      "the interests of consumers" means the interests of consumers in relation to gas conveyed through pipes or electricity conveyed through distribution systems; and

      "consumer matter" means any matter connected with the interests of consumers.

    (2) In considering the interests of consumers the Council shall have regard to the interests of—

      (a) individuals who are disabled or chronically sick;

      (b) individuals of pensionable age;

      (c) individuals with low incomes; and

      (d) individuals residing in rural areas,

    but that is not to be taken as implying that regard may not be had to the interests of other descriptions of consumer.'.


Abolition of tariffs

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

NC6

To move the following Clause:—

    '. Section 18 of the 1989 Act (charging by reference to tariffs) shall cease to have effect'.

 
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