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

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Saving of energy to assist renewables


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


To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   For the purposes of—

      (a) reducing the demand for energy use, and

      (b) thereby enabling renewable energy sources to satisfy a greater proportion of the demand for energy without the need for further investment, and

      (c) thereby reducing the need for unnecessary investment in nuclear energy sources

       it shall be the duty of the Secretary of State to take action as specified by this section.

    (2)   The action specified by this section is action to—

      (a) promote energy efficiency generally; and

      (b) in particular, implement energy efficiency measures that will—

      (i) assist with the achievement of carbon savings from domestic energy efficiency by 2010 over and above the 4.2 MtC savings specified in the Energy Efficiency Implementation Plan; and

      (ii) achieve carbon savings of 5MtC by 2010 from energy efficiency in the domestic sector.

    (3)   Action taken pursuant to this section shall be commenced as soon as is reasonably practicable.

    (4)   In this section the "Energy Efficiency Implementation Plan" is the document entitled "Energy Efficiency The Government's Plan for Action" published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, dated April 2004 (Cm 6168).'.


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.

ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [20th MAY 2004, as amended on 27th May 2004]

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 and Clauses 57 to 64.
6.00 pm on 27th May
Schedule 12, Clauses 65 and 66, Schedule 13, Clauses 67 to 72, Schedule 14, Clauses 73 to 78, Schedule 15, Clauses 79 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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