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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 26th February 2008

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Energy Bill


 

[Sixth and Seventh Sittings]


 

Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

Not called  20

 

Clause  17,  page  9,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

‘(4)    

 

(a)    

The Secretary of State shall consult with relevant environment bodies,

 

particularly in relation to marine plans, when granting licences.

 

(b)    

“environmental bodies” are defined as government departments and their

 

agencies with particular responsibility for environmental issues.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 18 Agreed to.

 


 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr John Baron

 

Withdrawn  12

 

Clause  19,  page  10,  line  27,  at end insert—

 

‘(i)    

provision about obligations of a licence holder to advise the Secretary of

 

State of any accidents, near accidents or leakages relating to the facility.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 20 to 25 Agreed to.

 


 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr John Baron

 

Not called  13

 

Clause  26,  page  14,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

‘(d)    

the appropriate length of appointment for an inspector.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26th February 2008      

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr John Baron

 

Not called  14

 

Clause  26,  page  14,  line  14,  at end add—

 

‘(c)    

by the revocation of the licence, at the discretion of the Secretary of

 

State.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 27 Agreed to.

 


 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr John Baron

 

Withdrawn  23

 

Clause  28,  page  15,  line  8,  leave out ‘4’ and insert ‘10’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 29 Agreed to.

 


 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr John Baron

 

Withdrawn  15

 

Clause  30,  page  16,  line  3,  after ‘facility’, insert ‘and about the examination by

 

inspectors of the closing of the facility.’.

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clauses 31 to 33 Agreed to.

 


 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  1

 

Clause  34,  page  17,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

‘( )    

An Order in Council under section 126(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (c. 46)

 

(apportionment of sea areas) has effect for the purposes of this Chapter if, or to

 

the extent that, the Order is expressed to apply—

 

(a)    

for the general or residual purposes of that Act, or

 

(b)    

by virtue of this subsection, for the purposes of this Chapter.’.

 

Clause, as amended, Agreed to.

 

Clause 35 Agreed to.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26th February 2008      

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  5

 

Schedule  1,  page  80,  line  29,  at end insert—

 

‘(b)    

after subsection (2) insert—

 

“(2A)    

An order or Order in Council made under or by virtue of

 

section 158(3) or (4) of the Government of Wales Act 2006

 

(apportionment of sea areas) has effect for the purposes of

 

Part 2 of this Act if, or to the extent that, the Order is expressed

 

to apply for the general or residual purposes of that Act or, by

 

virtue of this subsection, for the purposes of Part 2 of this

 

Act.”’.

 

Malcolm Wicks

 

Agreed to  6

 

Schedule  1,  page  82,  line  19,  at end insert—

 

‘7A      

In section 13 (interpretation of Part 2), after the existing text (which becomes

 

subsection (1)) insert—

 

“(2)    

An Order in Council under section 126(2) of the Scotland Act 1998

 

(apportionment of sea areas) has effect for the purposes of this Part if,

 

or to the extent that, the Order is expressed to apply—

 

(a)    

for the general or residual purposes of that Act, or

 

(b)    

by virtue of this subsection, for the purposes of this Part.”’.

 

Schedule, as amended, Agreed to.

 


 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr John Baron

 

Withdrawn  24

 

Clause  36,  page  19,  leave out lines 5 to 12.

 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr John Baron

 

Negatived on division  16

 

Clause  36,  page  23,  line  47,  after ‘sources’, insert ‘and research and development

 

costs involved in enabling the industry to make efficiency gains;’.

 

Steve Webb

 

Martin Horwood

 

Not called  21

 

Clause  36,  page  24,  line  9,  at end insert—

 

‘(g)    

the possible impacts on the environment associated with generating

 

electricity from each of the renewable sources or with transmitting or

 

distributing energy so generated.’.

 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr John Baron

 

Not called  17

 

Clause  36,  page  24,  line  30,  at end insert ‘, providing that such a review is

 

undertaken at least every four years.’.


 
 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings: 26th February 2008      

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Energy Bill, continued

 
 

Charles Hendry

 

Mr John Baron

 

Withdrawn  18

 

Clause  36,  page  29,  line  30,  after ‘“biomass”’, insert ‘and to set out acceptable

 

circumstances for the growing of biomass;’.

 

Question proposed, that the Clause stand part of the Bill.

 

[Adjourned till Thursday at 9.00 a.m.


 
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