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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Friday 1st February 2008

 

Public Bill Committee


 

Energy Bill


 

Note

 

The Amendments have been arranged in accordance with the Resolution of the

 

Programming Sub-Committee [28th January 2008].

 


 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 28th January (Standing Order

 

No. 83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday

 

5th February) meet—

 

(a)  

at 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 5th February;

 

(b)  

at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday 19th February;

 

(c)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 21st February;

 

(d)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 26th February;

 

(e)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 28th February;

 

(f)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 4th March;

 

(g)  

at 9.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 6th March;

 

(h)  

at 10.30 a.m. and 4.00 p.m. on Tuesday 11th March;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence in accordance with the following

 

Table:


 
 

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TABLE

 

Date

Time

Witness

 
 

Tuesday 5th February

Until no later than 12 noon

The Confederation of British

 
   

Industry (CBI); Trades Union

 
   

Congress; EEF

 
 

Tuesday 5th February

Until no later than 1.00 p.m.

Scottish and Southern Energy plc;

 
   

E.On UK plc; EDF Energy plc;

 
   

Centrica plc; Scottish Power plc;

 
   

RWE npower plc

 
 

Tuesday 5th February

Until no later than 5.00 p.m.

National Grid plc; Energy

 
   

Networks Assocation; The Gas

 
   

and Electricity Markets Authority;

 
   

energywatch

 
 

Tuesday 5th February

Until no later than 6.00 p.m.

British Energy; Nuclear Industry

 
   

Association; Nuclear Installations

 
   

Inspectorate; Nuclear

 
   

Decommissioning Authority

 
 

Tuesday 5th February

Until no later than 7.00 p.m.

Mr Tom Burke; Greenpeace Ltd;

 
   

Friends of the Earth; Green

 
   

Alliance

 
 

Tuesday 19th February

Until no later than 11.20 a.m.

Renewable Energy Association;

 
   

British Wind Energy Association;

 
   

Sustainable Development

 
   

Commission

 
 

Tuesday 19th February

Until no later than 12.00 noon

Carbon Capture & Storage

 
   

Association; The United Kingdom

 
   

Offshore oil and Gas Industry

 
   

Association Ltd; SGBI Gas

 
   

Storage Operators Group

 
 

Tuesday 19th February

Until no later than 1.00 p.m.

Department of Business,

 
   

Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

 
 

(3)  

the proceedings shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 35;

 

Schedule 1; Clauses 36 to 40; Schedule 2; Clauses 41 to 72; Schedule 3;

 

Clauses 73 to 91; Schedule 4; Clause 92; Schedule 5; Clauses 93 to 97; new

 

Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday 11th March.

 

Malcolm Wicks has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the

 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee [Standing Order No. 83C].

 


 

Malcolm Wicks

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chairman, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 



 
 

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Malcolm Wicks

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 


 

new clause

 

Smart meters

 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr John Baron

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause:—

 

‘(1)    

The Secretary of State shall make regulations which require smart meters to be

 

installed for gas and electricity in all homes by the end of a specified period of ten

 

years from the date on which the regulations are made.

 

(2)    

In this section a “smart meter” means a gas or electricity meter with two-way

 

communication capabilities including communication capability to a display

 

which illutstrates household usage and cost per unit consumed.

 

(3)    

Regulations made under this section must be made within a period of 12 months

 

beginning on the date on which this Act is passed.’.

 

 

Order of the House [22nd January 2008]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Energy Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on 11th March 2008.

 

3.    

The Public Bill 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 that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.


 
 

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Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 


 
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