Amendments proposed to the Utilities Bill - continued House of Commons

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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

655

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     13,     leave out second '33E'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

656

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     15,     leave out from 'cases)' to end of line 18 and insert—

      '(a) for subsections (1) and (2) there is substituted—

            "(1) The Authority may make regulations prescribing such standards of performance in connection with the activities of gas suppliers so far as affecting customers or potential customers of theirs.

            (2) Regulations under this section may only be made with the consent of the Secretary of State.";

      (b) in subsection (3)(a), for "domestic customers" there is substituted "customers or potential customers"; and

      (c) in subsection (4), for "domestic customer" there is substituted "customer or potential customer" and after "failure" there is inserted "and is of a prescribed description".'.

   

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

657

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

    '(7A) In section 33C (information with respect to levels of performance), in subsection (2)(b), for "may be so specified" there is substituted "the Authority may direct".'

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

658

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

    '. Section 33E (procedures for dealing with complaints) shall cease to have effect.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

659

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     19,     leave out '"41A"' and insert '"6B, 33BB, 41A"'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

630

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     29,     at end insert—

    '. In subsections (1) and (2) of section 23 (determination of disputes), for the words from "a public" to "of electricity" there is substituted "an electricity distributor and a person requiring a connection".'.

   

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, 42C, 43A or 43B below or section 22 of the Utilities Act 2000".'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

660

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     36,     leave out from 'cases)' to end of line 38 and insert—

      '(a) for subsection (1) there is substituted—

            "(1) The Authority may, with the consent of the Secretary of State, make regulations prescribing such standards of performance in connection with the activities of electricity suppliers so far as affecting customers or potential customers of theirs.";

            (b) in subsection (2), for the words from "and may" to the end there is substituted " and, if the Authority is of the opinion that the differences are such that no electricity supplier would be unduly disadvantaged in competing with other electricity suppliers, may make different provision for different electricity suppliers.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

661

Schedule     5,     page     162,     leave out lines 39 and 40 and insert—

    '. In section 40 (overall standards of performance)—

      (a) in subsection (1)(a), for "such" (in the second place it appears) there is substituted "electricity";

      (b) In subsection (3), at the end there is inserted "if the Authority is of the opinion that the differences are such that no electricity supplier would be unduly disadvantaged in competing with other electricity suppliers".'.

   

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

662

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

    '. Section 42B (procedures for dealing with complaints) shall cease to have effect.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

631

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     41     leave out from beginning of line to second 'in' and insert—

    '.—(1) Section 64(1) (interpretation of Part I) is amended as follows.

    (2) In the definition of "authorised area" for "6(9)" there is inserted "6(10)".

    (3) After the definition of "authorised area" there is inserted—

      "authorised distributor" means a person who is authorised by a licence or exemption to distribute electricity;

      "authorised supplier" means a person who is authorised by a licence or exemption to supply electricity;

      "distribute", in relation to electricity, has the meaning given by section 4(4), and cognate expressions shall be construed accordingly;".

    (4) After the definition of "electric line" there is inserted—

      "electricity distributor" and "electricity supplier" have the meanings given by section 6(10)".

    (5)'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

663

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     42,     leave out from '"prescribed"' to end of line and insert 'for the words from "except" to "made" there is substituted "means prescribed by regulations made, unless the context otherwise requires,"'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

632

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(6) After the definition of "relevant condition" there is inserted—

      "special connection agreement" means a special agreement under section 22;".'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

664

Schedule     5,     page     162,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '. In section 106(2) (regulations and orders), in paragraph (b), after "company" there is inserted ", an order under section 11A, section 32, section 41A, 43A or 56A,".

   

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

633

Schedule     5,     page     164,     line     16,     at end insert—

'Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 66)

    . In section 70 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (supplies by utilities), in subsection (4)(b), for "public electricity supplier" there is substituted "electricity supplier".

Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45)

    .—(1) The Insolvency Act 1986 is amended as follows.

    (2) In section 233 (supplies of gas, water, electricity etc)—

      (a) in subsection (3), for paragraph (b) there is substituted—

            "(b) a supply of electricity by an electricity supplier within the meaning of Part I of the Electricity Act 1989;"; and

      (b) subsection (5)(b) shall be omitted.

    (3) In section 372 (supplies of gas, water, electricity etc in cases of individual insolvency)—

      (a) in subsection (4), for paragraph (b) there is substituted—

            "(b) a supply of electricity by an electricity supplier within the meaning of Part I of the Electricity Act 1989;"; and

      (b) subsection (5)(b) shall be omitted.'.


   

Mrs Helen Liddell

418

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

 
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