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

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Duty relating to energy provision and use


Mr Andrew Stunell
Norman Baker


To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall have a duty to promote the efficient provision and use of energy [gas and electricity], and to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases.'.

Security of supply report


Mr Andrew Stunell
Norman Baker


To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State must in each calendar year, beginning with 2005, publish a report ("a security of supply report") on the progress made in the reporting period towards maintaining and enhancing, if necessary, UK security of supply.'.

Compliance with Community law


Anne Picking
Paddy Tipping


To move the following Clause:—

       'In section 3A of the 1989 Act (principal objective and general duties), after subsection (5A) (which is inserted by section 174), insert—

      "(5B) In carrying out their respective functions under this Part in accordance with the preceding provisions of this section the Secretary of State and the Authority must each have regard to the obligation to comply with Community law, in particular the provisions of Directive 2003/54/EC.

      (5C) Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (5B), where any document provides for charges to be levied for access to and use of any transmission system, the Authority shall have the duty to ensure that those charges are proportionate and applied in a non-discriminatory manner and, in pursuance of this duty, can require the system operator to modify those charges accordingly.".'.


That the following provisions shall apply to the Energy Bill [Lords]:


    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 24th June 2004.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced.

    6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further message from the Lords) may be programmed.


That—     (1)   during proceedings on the Energy Bill [Lords] the Standing Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 8.55 am on 20th May) meet—

      (a) at 2.30 pm on 20th May; and

      (b) at 8.55 am and at 2.30 pm on each of 25th May, 27th May, 8th June, 15th June, 17th June, 22nd June and 24th June; and

    (2)   the proceedings shall be taken in the order shown in the first column of the following Table and shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the time specified in the second column of the Table.


ProceedingsTime for conclusion of proceedings
Clauses 1 to 5, Schedule 1, Clauses 6 to 14, Schedule 2, Clauses 15 and 16, Schedule 3, Clauses 17 to 30, Schedule 4, Clauses 31 to 41, Schedule 5, Clause 42, Schedule 6, Clauses 43 to 48, Schedule 7, Clause 49, Schedule 8, Clause 50, Schedule 9, Clauses 51 to 54, Schedule 10, Clauses 55 and 56, Schedule 11, Clauses 57 to 64, Schedule 12, Clauses 65 and 66, Schedule 13, Clauses 67 to 72, Schedule 14, Clauses 73 to 78, Schedule 15, Clauses 79 to 835.00 pm on 27th May
Clauses 84 to 96, Schedule 16, Clauses 97 to 135, Schedule 17, Clauses 136 to 138, Schedule 18, Clauses 139 and 140, Schedule 19, Clauses 141 to 156, Schedules 20 and 21, Clauses 157 to 170, Schedule 22, Clauses 171 to 193, Schedule 23, Clause 194, new Clauses, new Schedules and any remaining proceedings on the Bill.5.00 pm on 24th June

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