Amendments proposed to the Energy Bill [Lords] - continued House of Commons

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Mr Andrew Stunell
Norman Baker

126

Schedule     2,     page     161,     line     34,     leave out 'be against the interests of' and insert 'constitute a material risk to'.


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Robert Key
Mr Richard Page

67

Clause     15,     page     13,     line     15,     at end insert 'including an assessment of the possibility and practicability of extending the productive life of the site, where appropriate'.


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Robert Key
Mr Richard Page

68

Clause     16,     page     14,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   In the case of work carried out, or designations urgently made, the NDA shall, with the permission of the Secretary of State, amend its annual plan, even though it may already have been made and submitted.'.

   

Mr Michael Weir

26

Clause     16,     page     15,     line     21,     at end add—

    '(9)   In the event that at any time during the year to which the plan relates the NDA has operated, or acquired with a view to operating, any nuclear operating facilities within the terms of section 6(1) or otherwise they shall include in the plan a full explanation of the reasons for acquiring or operating such facilities, an estimation of the length of time that the said facilities may operate and their strategy for bringing the operations of said facilities to an end.'.


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Robert Key
Mr Richard Page

70

Schedule     3,     page     162,     line     5,     after 'State', insert 'and such a plan has been laid before each House of Parliament'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Robert Key
Mr Richard Page

71

Schedule     3,     page     162,     line     9,     at end insert 'following consultation with the Secretary of State and the revision to the plan being laid before each House of Parliament.

    (3)   The NDA may revise its plan if required to carry out work, or receiving a designation, considered to be urgent.'.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell
Norman Baker

91

Schedule     3,     page     162,     line     12,     at end insert—

    '(aa) Nirex;'.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell
Norman Baker

124

Schedule     3,     page     163,     line     11,     at end insert 'and the Welsh Assembly'.

   

Mr Andrew Stunell
Norman Baker

92

Schedule     3,     page     163,     line     40,     at end insert—

    '(aa) Nirex;'.


   

Dr Desmond Turner

96

Clause     17,     page     16,     line     14,     after 'State', insert—

      '(ia) a report on the justification for the continued operation of nuclear installations operated in accordance with the NDA's responsibilities designated in section 6(1)(a) and (d);'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Robert Key
Mr Richard Page

69

Clause     17,     page     16,     line     39,     leave out paragraphs (b) and (c).


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key

97

Clause     22,     page     21,     line     30,     at end add—

      '(g) any other event or process arising from nuclear activities leading to the occurrence of contamination.'.


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key

98

Clause     23,     page     22,     line     5,     leave out 'negative' and insert 'affirmative'.


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key

99

Clause     24,     page     22,     line     42,     at end insert—

    '(4A)   In the case of a designated installation, site or facility where the person in control is not one contained in subsection (2), the NDA shall carry out an assessment of the ability of the person in control to cover the costs of the decommissioning and clean-up work, which the NDA considers necessary due to nuclear contamination caused by the activities of that company, and present such an analysis to the Secretary of State, and the NDA, following consultation with the Secretary of State, shall then determine how the costs of the decommissioning and clean-up work shall be covered.'.


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key

100

Clause     25,     page     23,     line     33,     at end insert 'by order approved by a resolution of the House of Commons'.

   

Mr Stephen Timms

17

Clause     25,     page     23,     line     39,     at end add—

    '( )   In determining—

      (a) whether to make a grant under this section to the NDA, and

      (b) the amount of such a grant,

    the Secretary of State must have regard, in particular, to the extent to which he considers that the NDA should exercise its power to make grants or loans of the kind mentioned in section 13(2)(c) in order to mitigate the effects of the cessation (whether before or after designation) of the operation of a designated installation.'.


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key

101

Clause     28,     page     25,     line     9,     at end insert—

    '(2A)   Before making such a guarantee under subsection (2), the Secretary of State shall assess the ability of the NDA to meet its commitments as contained in section 26(4), and shall not give a guarantee under subsection (2) unless satisfied that the NDA can meet those commitments.'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr David Ruffley
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key

102

Clause     28,     page     25,     line     10,     leave out 'as soon as practicable after' and insert 'Before'.


   

Mr Andrew Stunell
Norman Baker

83

Clause     40,     page     35,     line     7,     leave out 'treatment,'.


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key
Mr David Ruffley

133

*Clause     41,     page     37,     line     14,     at end insert 'the details of, and reasons for, which must be clearly set out.'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key
Mr David Ruffley

134

*Clause     41,     page     37,     line     15,     at end insert 'and lay his proposals before Parliament at least one month before making the proposed transfer, except in the case where the transfer is considered urgent.'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key
Mr David Ruffley

135

*Clause     41,     page     37,     line     20,     at end insert 'and lay his proposals before Parliament at least one month before making the proposed transfer, except in the case where the transfer is considered urgent.'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key
Mr David Ruffley

136

*Clause     41,     page     37,     line     25,     at end insert 'and lay his proposals before Parliament at least one month before making the proposed transfer, except in the case where the transfer is considered urgent.'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key
Mr David Ruffley

137

*Clause     41,     page     37,     line     29,     leave out 'whether in the scheme or subsequently.' and insert 'after consultation with the NDA'.


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key
Mr David Ruffley

138

*Clause     43,     page     38,     line     45,     at end insert ', including property, rights and liabilities owned by British Energy.'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key
Mr David Ruffley

139

*Clause     43,     page     39,     line     14,     at end insert—

    '(5)   The Secretary of State must lay any proposals to transfer property, rights and liabilities before Parliament at least one month before that transfer takes place, other than in cases where the transfer could be considered urgent.'.


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key
Mr David Ruffley

146

*Clause     45,     page     40,     line     35,     at end insert ', and those funds shall be used entirely for the purpose of aiding with the decommissioning and cleaning up of sites previously operated by BNFL.'.

   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key
Mr David Ruffley

147

*Clause     45,     page     40,     line     40,     at end insert ', and those funds shall be used for the benefit of future BNFL business, should that business continue, or, if the business is discontinued, for the welfare of personnel previously employed in the business which existed on the site at which the property and rights were transferred from.'.


   

Mr Laurence Robertson
Miss Anne McIntosh
Mr Richard Page
Mr Robert Key
Mr David Ruffley

148

*Clause     51,     page     43,     line     16,     at end insert 'but shall not do so without first consulting the NDA.'.



 
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