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House of Commons

 
 

Friday 17th March 2006

 

Report Stage Proceedings

 

Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill, As Amended


 

Clause 3

 

Another Amendment (No. 7) proposed, in page 2, line 20, at the end, to insert the words

 

‘, and after consultation with such public and private sector bodies as he considers

 

appropriate’.—(Mr Eric Forth).

 

Question proposed, That the Amendment be made.

 

Withdrawn

 


 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  8

 

Page  2,  line  21  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘national’ and insert ‘regional’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not selected  60

 

Page  2,  line  23  [Clause  3],  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

A relevant regional body may set a regional microgeneration target within any

 

national target designated under subsection (1).’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  9

 

Page  2,  line  27  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘national’ and insert ‘regional’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  10

 

Page  2,  line  29  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘England and Wales’ and insert ‘Wales and

 

the regions of England’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  16

 

Page  2,  line  29  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘England and Wales’ and insert ‘Wales or one

 

of the regions of England’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  17

 

Page  2,  line  36  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘number’ and insert ‘numbers’.


 
 

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Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  18

 

Page  2,  line  36  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘England and Wales’ and insert ‘Wales and

 

the regions of England’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  19

 

Page  2,  line  43  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘number’ and insert ‘numbers’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  20

 

Page  2,  line  44  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘England and Wales’ and insert ‘Wales and

 

regions of England’.

 


 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not selected  62

 

Page  3,  line  3  [Clause  3],  after ‘must’, insert ‘, in consultation with the local

 

authorities in the area in which the target applies,’.

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Not called  30

 

Page  3,  line  6  [Clause  3],  leave out subsection (7).

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  36

 

Page  3,  line  7  [Clause  3],  leave out third ‘the’ and insert ‘a’.

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Not called  31

 

Page  3,  line  9  [Clause  3],  leave out subsection (8).

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  37

 

Page  3,  line  13  [Clause  3],  leave out ‘the’ and insert ‘a’.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  38

 

Page  3,  line  13  [Clause  3],  at end insert ‘(in place of the target which has been

 

revised)’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not selected  63

 

Page  3,  line  16  [Clause  3],  at end insert—

 

‘“local authorities” has the same meaning as in section [Local authorities to have regard

 

to information on energy measures in exercising functions];’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not selected  61

 

Page  3,  line  26  [Clause  3],  at end insert­—

 

‘“relevant regional body” means any body designated for the purpose by the Secretary of


 
 

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Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill, continued

 
 

State.’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not selected  11

 

Page  3,  line  36  [Clause  4],  leave out ‘national’ and insert ‘regional’.

 


 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  12

 

Page  4,  line  20  [Clause  6],  leave out ‘appropriate’ and insert ‘efficacious, cost-

 

effective and environmentally beneficial’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not selected  64

 

Page  4,  line  26  [Clause  6],  at end insert—

 

‘(1A)    

If the Secretary of State acts in accordance with subsection (1), he must provide

 

his estimate of the likely impact on the cost of electricity distribution and

 

supply.’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not selected  65

 

Page  4,  line  38  [Clause  6],  after ‘customers’, insert ‘, the cost of connection and

 

metering to be borne by the customers;’.

 


 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  39

 

Page  5,  line  14  [Clause  6],  leave out from ‘ “plant” ’ to end of line 16 and insert

 

‘includes any equipment, apparatus or appliance;’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not selected  66

 

Page  5,  line  30  [Clause  7],  after ‘modified, ’, insert—

 

‘(aa)    

the local authorities in the area in which the modification applies,’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not selected  68

 

Page  5,  line  35  [Clause  7],  at end insert ‘, but must include his estimate of the likely

 

impact on electricity costs and tariffs’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not selected  69

 

Page  5,  line  38  [Clause  7],  at end insert ‘, but must include its estimate of the likely

 

impact on electricity costs and tariffs’.

 



 
 

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Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not selected  67

 

Page  6,  line  3  [Clause  7],  at end insert—

 

‘(7)    

In this section “local authorities” has the same meaning as in section [Local

 

authorities to have regard to information on energy measures in exercising

 

functions].’.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  40

 

Page  6  [Clause  8],  leave out lines 13 and 14 and insert ‘the Climate Change and

 

Sustainable Energy Act 2006.”.’.

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Negatived on division  32

 

Page  6,  line  15,  leave out Clause 9.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  13

 

Page  6,  line  25  [Clause  9],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In carrying out the review, the Secretary of State shall have regard to the

 

desirability of—

 

(a)    

safeguarding conservation areas;

 

(b)    

protecting visual amenity;

 

(c)    

reducing noise; and

 

(d)    

avoiding risks to health and safety.’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  70

 

Page  6,  line  25  [Clause  9],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In carrying out the review, the Secretary of State must consult—

 

(a)    

such body or bodies as appear to him to be representative of local

 

authorities;

 

(b)    

the Royal Institute of British Architects;

 

(c)    

the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors;

 

(d)    

the Campaign to Protect Rural England; and

 

(e)    

any other bodies or persons he considers appropriate.’.

 


 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  71

 

Page  7,  line  3  [Clause  9],  at end insert—

 

‘“local authorities” has the same meaning as in section [Local authorities to have regard

 

to information on energy measures in exercising functions].’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  14

 

Page  7,  line  25  [Clause  11],  leave out from ‘England’ to end of line 27.


 
 

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Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  41

 

Page  7,  line  39  [Clause  12],  after ‘of’ insert ‘any of the following’.

 


 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  33

 

Page  8,  line  13  [Clause  12],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

After subsection (10) insert—

 

“(10A)    

An order under this section shall not include provision made by virtue of

 

subsection (2)(b) which would be within the legislative competence of

 

the Scottish Parliament if it were contained in an Act of that

 

Parliament.” ’.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  42

 

Page  8  [Clause  12],  leave out lines 15 to 17 and insert—

 

‘“(13)    

In this section—

 

“microgeneration” has the same meaning as in the Climate Change and

 

Sustainable Energy Act 2006;

 

“plant” includes any equipment, apparatus or appliance.’.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  43

 

Page  8,  line  21  [Clause  12],  leave out ‘subsection (7) of section 82 of the Energy

 

Act 2004’ and insert ‘section 23(2) of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act

 

2006’.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  44

 

Page  8,  line  34  [Clause  13],  after ‘of’ insert ‘any of the following’.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  34

 

Page  8,  line  47  [Clause  13],  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

After subsection (10) insert—

 

“(10A)    

An order under this section shall not include provision made by virtue of

 

subsection (2)(b) which would be within the legislative competence of

 

the Scottish Parliament if it were contained in an Act of that

 

Parliament.” ’.

 


 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  45

 

Page  9  [Clause  13],  leave out lines 2 to 4 and insert—

 

‘“(13)    

In this section—


 
 

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Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill, continued

 
 

“microgeneration” has the same meaning as in the Climate Change and

 

Sustainable Energy Act 2006;

 

“plant” includes any equipment, apparatus or appliance.’.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  46

 

Page  9,  line  8  [Clause  13],  leave out ‘subsection (7) of section 82 of the Energy Act

 

2004’ and insert ‘section 23(2) of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Withdrawn  72

 

Page  9,  line  27  [Clause  15],  after ‘Britain’, insert‘, and to the costs of installation of

 

the equipment required, together with the likely resultant pay-back period.’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  73

 

Page  9,  line  38  [Clause  15],  at end insert—

 

‘“equipment required” means the equipment which has to be installed to generate, connect

 

and measure the electricity produced by dynamic demand technologies;’.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  80

 

Page  9  [Clause  15],  leave out line 39.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  74

 

Page  9,  line  42  [Clause  15],  at end insert—

 

‘“pay-back period” means the time over which the costs of installation of equipment

 

required for dynamic demand techologies can be recovered by the resultant reduced

 

electricity costs.’.

 


 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Withdrawn  75

 

Page  10,  line  13  [Clause  16],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

In the exercise of his duty under subsection (1) the Secretary of State must

 

consult—

 

(a)    

such body or bodies as appear to him to be representative of local

 

authorities;

 

(b)    

such distributors and suppliers of electricity as he considers relevant; and

 

(c)    

the Health and Safety Executive.’.

 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  76

 

Page  10,  line  25  [Clause  16],  at end insert—

 

‘“local authorities” has the same meaning as in section [Local authorities to have regard

 

to information on energy measures in exercising functions].’.


 
 

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Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Not called  58

 

Page  10,  line  41  [Clause  16],  leave out ‘20’ and insert ‘4’.

 

Mr Christopher Chope

 

Not called  59

 

Page  10,  line  42  [Clause  16],  leave out ‘100’ and insert ‘20’.

 


 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  15

 

Page  11,  line  1,  leave out Clause 17.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  47

 

Page  11,  line  19  [Clause  17],  leave out from ‘area’ to ‘or’ in line 22 and insert

 

‘(whether offered or provided by public authorities or by any other persons),’.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  48

 

Page  11,  line  25  [Clause  17],  at end insert—

 

‘(2A)    

Assistance provided under subsection (1) may, if the council giving the assistance

 

think appropriate—

 

(a)    

be made subject to conditions, or

 

(b)    

otherwise be provided on such terms as the council think appropriate.’

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  49

 

Page  11,  line  26  [Clause  17],  leave out subsections (3) and (4).

 


 

Mr Eric Forth

 

Not called  21

 

Page  15  [Clause  23],  leave out lines 29 and 30.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  50

 

Page  15,  line  30  [Clause  23],  at end insert—

 

‘ “greenhouse gas” means any of the following—

 

(a)    

carbon dioxide;

 

(b)    

methane;

 

(c)    

nitrous oxide;

 

(d)    

hydrofluorocarbons;

 

(e)    

perfluorocarbons;

 

(f)    

sulphur hexafluoride;’.


 
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