Amendments proposed to the Sustainable Energy Bill - continued House of Commons

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Brian White
Mr Brian Wilson
Mr Stephen Timms

10

Page     3,     line     36,     leave out Clause 5.


NEW CLAUSES RELATING TO THE USE OF CERTAIN MONEY HELD BY THE GAS AND ELECTRICITY MARKETS AUTHORITY

Use of certain money held by Gas and Electricity Markets Authority

   

Brian White
Mr Brian Wilson
Mr Stephen Timms

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   If the Secretary of State so directs, the person prescribed under section 33(1)(b) of the Electricity Act (collection of fossil fuel levy) must pay an amount into the Consolidated Fund out of money that has been paid under section 33(5A) of that Act.

    (2)   The total of the amounts directed to be paid under this section must not exceed £60,000,000.

    (3)   At any time which falls after the giving of a direction under this section, the Secretary of State is under a duty to spend the required amount for the purpose of promoting the use of energy from renewable sources.

    (4)   "The required amount", for the purposes of subsection (3), is an amount of money equal to the total of the amounts that at the time in question have been paid into the Consolidated Fund under subsection (1), less the total of any amounts that the Secretary of State has already spent under subsection (3).

    (5)   In subsection (3) "renewable sources" means sources of energy other than fossil fuel or nuclear fuel.

    (6)   In subsection (5) "fossil fuel" means coal, substances produced directly or indirectly from coal, lignite, natural gas, crude liquid petroleum, or petroleum products (and "natural gas" and "petroleum products" have the same meanings as in the Energy Act 1976 (c.76)).

    (7)   The Secretary of State's duty under subsection (3) is without prejudice to any power or duty of his apart from this section to spend money for the purpose mentioned in that subsection.

    (8)   In this section—

      (a) "the Electricity Act" means the Electricity Act 1989 (c.29); and

      (b) the references to section 33 of that Act are to that section as it has effect in England and Wales.'.


   

Brian White
Mr Brian Wilson
Mr Stephen Timms

11

Page     4,     line     13,     leave out Clause 7.


NEW CLAUSE RELATING TO MONEY

Financial provision

   

Brian White
Mr Brian Wilson
Mr Stephen Timms

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

    'There shall be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

      (a) any expenditure of the Secretary of State under this Act; and

      (b) any increase attributable to this Act in the sums which under any other Act are payable out of money so provided.'.


   

Brian White
Mr Brian Wilson
Mr Stephen Timms

12

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     17,     leave out subsections (1) and (2).

   

Mr Brian Wilson

13

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     34,     leave out subsections (4) and (5) and insert—

    '(4)   Except as provided in subsections (5) and (5A), this Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    (5)   Sections 2, (Use of certain money held by Gas and Electricity Markets Authority) and 6 extend to England and Wales only.

    (5A)   Sections 3 and (Duty of Gas and Electricity Markets Authority to carry out impact assessments) extend to England and Wales and to Scotland.'.

   

Brian White
Mr Stephen Timms

19

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     34,     leave out subsections (4) and (5) and insert—

    '(4)   Except as provided in subsections (5) and (5A), this Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

    (5)   Sections (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: Secretary of State), (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: National Assembly for Wales), (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: energy conservation authorities), (CHP targets) and (Use of certain money held by Gas and Electricity Markets Authority) extend to England and Wales only.

    (5A)   Section (Duty of Gas and Electricity Markets Authority to carry out impact assessments) extends to England and Wales and to Scotland.'.

   

Brian White
Mr Stephen Timms

20

Clause     8,     page     4,     line     35,     at end insert—

    '(6)   Sections (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: Secretary of State), (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: energy conservation authorities) (so far as it relates to England) and (CHP targets) shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

    (7)   Sections (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: National Assembly for Wales) and (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: energy conservation authorities) (so far as it relates to Wales) shall come into force on such day as the National Assembly for Wales may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

    (8)   The other provisions of this Act shall come into force at the end of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

    (9)   An order under subsection (6) or (7) may appoint different days for different purposes.'.


 
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