Amendments proposed to the Utilities Bill - continued House of Commons

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Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

691

Clause     79,     page     86,     line     33,     leave out 'target' and insert 'obligation'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

770

Clause     79,     page     86,     line     34,     leave out from beginning of line to end of line 16 on page 87 and insert—

      '(c) as to the method by which improvements in energy efficiency attributable to any qualifying action are to be assessed;

      (d) requiring transporters and suppliers to give to the Authority specified information, or information of a specified nature, about their proposals for complying with their energy efficiency obligations;

      (e) requiring the Authority to determine—

          (i) whether any proposed action qualifies for the purpose of achieving the whole or any part of a person's energy efficiency target; and

          (ii) if so, what improvement in energy efficiency is to be attributed for that purpose to the proposed action or to any result of that action specified in the determination; and

      (f) requiring transporters or suppliers to produce to the Authority evidence of a specified kind demonstrating that they have complied with their energy efficiency obligations.

    (5) The order may make provision authorising the Authority to require a transporter or supplier to provide it with specified information, or information of a specified nature, relating to—

      (a) his proposals for complying with his energy efficiency obligation; or

      (b) the question whether he has complied with that obligation.'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

692

Clause     79,     page     86,     line     37,     leave out 'target' and insert 'obligation'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

684

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     3,     after 'determination;', insert—

      '(f) that a minimum amount of any obligation mentioned in sub-paragraph (1) shall be achieved using a specific energy efficiency technique or by specified consumer categories or both;'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

693

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     8,     leave out 'targets' and insert 'obligations'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

694

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     13,     leave out 'targets' and insert 'obligations'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

695

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     16,     leave out 'targets' and insert 'obligations'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

771

Clause     79,     page     87,     leave out lines 19 to 37 and insert—

      '(a) a person's energy efficiency target may be altered during the period to which the order relates;

      (b) the whole or any part of a person's energy efficiency target may be treated as having been achieved by action taken otherwise than by or on behalf of that person;

      (c) any action taken before the period to which the order relates may be treated as qualifying action taken during that period;

      (d) the whole or any part of a person's energy efficiency target may be transferred to another gas transporter or gas supplier; or

      (e) a person may carry forward the whole or any part of his energy efficiency target for the period to which the order relates to a subsequent period.'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

696

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     29,     leave out 'target' and insert 'obligation'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

697

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     33,     leave out 'target' and insert 'obligation'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

575

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     33,     leave out from 'supplier' to end of line 37.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

698

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     35,     leave out 'target' and insert 'obligation'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

699

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     36,     leave out 'target' and insert 'obligation'.

   

Norman Baker
Mr Andrew Stunell

686

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     37,     after 'accordingly', insert '; (d) the Authority may issue certificates to certify the emissions reductions resulting from actions taken to promote energy efficiency.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

772

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     40,     at end insert—

      '(aa) provide that any specified requirement contained in it is to be treated as a relevant requirement for the purposes of this Part;'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

773

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     44,     at end insert '(including different provision in relation to different transporters or suppliers)'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

774

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '(8) The order may include provision for treating the promotion of the supply to premises of—

      (a) electricity generated by a generating station which is operated for the purposes of producing heat, or a cooling effect, in association with electricity;

      (b) heat produced in association with electricity or steam produced from (or air or water heated by) such heat; or

      (c) any gas or liquid subjected to a cooling effect produced in association with electricity,

    as promotion of improvements in energy efficiency.'

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

775

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     44,     at end insert—

    '() No person shall be required by virtue of this section to provide any information which he could not be compelled to give in evidence in civil proceedings in the High Court or, in Scotland, the Court of Session.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

776

Clause     79,     page     87,     line     47,     at end insert 'and such other persons as he considers appropriate'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

777

Clause     79,     page     88,     line     1,     leave out from beginning to 'has' in line 2 and insert 'An order under this section shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument containing it'.


   

Mrs Helen Liddell

778

Clause     60,     page     61,     line     41,     leave out 'to or'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

779

Clause     60,     page     62,     line     2,     at end insert 'or any particular condition of contract'.


   

Mrs Helen Liddell

780

Clause     61,     page     63,     leave out lines 1 to 3.


   

Mrs Helen Liddell

652

Clause     80,     page     88,     line     5,     leave out '40(7)' and insert '47(7)'.

   

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

756

Clause     80,     page     88,     line     11,     after 'State', insert 'or the Authority'.


   

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

757

Clause     81,     page     88,     line     27,     at end insert—

    '(2A) Before making any regulations under this section the Authority and the Health and Safety Commission shall make arrangements with a view to securing consistent treatment of matters which affect both of them.'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

781

Clause     81,     page     88,     line     31,     leave out 'the regulations' and insert 'regulations under this section'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

782

Clause     81,     page     88,     line     33,     leave out 'the regulations' and insert 'this section and regulations made under it'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

783

Clause     81,     page     88,     line     36,     after 'out' insert 'by persons appointed under subsection (3) or by gas transporters'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

784

Clause     81,     page     89,     line     9,     leave out from '(3)' to 'and' in line 11.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

785

Clause     81,     page     89,     line     15,     leave out from beginning to end of line 18.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

786

Clause     81,     page     89,     line     22,     leave out from 'under' to the end of line 25 and insert 'this section are to be carried out;

                (ii) samples of gas are to be taken and provided under this section; and

                (iii) results of tests under this section are to be notified or made available;

            ( ) for the Authority to require by direction any matter which may be required by regulations by virtue of paragraph (a);'.

   

Mrs Helen Liddell

787

Clause     81,     page     89,     line     28,     leave out from 'out' to 'and' in line 34 and insert 'by persons appointed under subsection (3);

      (c) for the results of tests under this section to be made available to other licence holders and to the public;

      (d) for requiring gas transporters to notify the results of such tests carried out by them to the Authority or to any person appointed under subsection (3);

      (e) for conferring powers of entry on property owned or occupied by gas transporters for the purpose of carrying out tests under this section'.

 
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