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Power Supply (Compensation for Erroneous Transfer) Bill


Power Supply (Compensation for Erroneous Transfer) Bill

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A

Bill

To

Require electricity and gas suppliers to compensate customers whose supplier

is erroneously transferred; and for connected purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and

consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present

Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

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Amendment of the Gas Act 1986

(1)   

The Gas Act 1986 (c. 44) is amended as follows.

(2)   

After section 30F insert—

“30G  Compensation for erroneous transfers

(1)   

The Secretary of State shall make regulations regarding the payment by

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licence holders of compensation in respect of the erroneous transfer of

a customer’s supply.

(2)   

Regulations under subsection (1) may make provision for—

(a)   

the circumstances in which compensation is payable;

(b)   

the amounts payable in compensation;

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(c)   

the definition of “erroneous transfer”; and

(d)   

such other matters the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

(3)   

Before making regulations under subsection (1) the Secretary of State

shall consult the Authority and such other organisations he considers

appropriate.”

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Amendment of the Electricity Act 1989

(1)   

The Electricity Act 1989 (c. 29) is amended as follows.

 
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Power Supply (Compensation for Erroneous Transfer) Bill

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(2)   

After section 27F insert—

“27G  Compensation for erroneous transfers

(1)   

The Secretary of State shall make regulations regarding the payment by

licence holders of compensation in respect of the erroneous transfer of

a customer’s supply.

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(2)   

Regulations under subsection (1) may make provision for—

(a)   

the circumstances in which compensation is payable;

(b)   

the amounts payable in compensation; and

(c)   

the definition of “erroneous transfer”;

(d)   

such other matters the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

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(3)   

Before making regulations under subsection (1) the Secretary of State

shall consult the Authority and such other organisations he considers

appropriate.”

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Short title

(1)   

This Act may be cited as the Power Supply (Compensation for Erroneous

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Transfer) Act 2004.

 

 

 
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