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Electricity Act 1989 (Amendment) Bill

This is the text of the Electricity Act 1989 (Amendment) Bill, as presented to the House of Commons on 28th March 2001.

 
 
  
Electricity Act 1989 (Amendment) Bill
 
 
 
 
ARRANGEMENT OF CLAUSES
Clause 
1.Amendment of Electricity Act 1989.
2.Short title.
 


 

 
 
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Amend the Electricity Act 1989 to transfer from the Secretary of State to the National Assembly for Wales certain functions relating to the granting of consent for the construction of generating stations in Wales.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:-
 

Amendment of Electricity Act 1989.     1. - (1) The Electricity Act 1989 is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 36 (consent required for construction etc of generating stations),-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (1), after the word "operated" there is inserted "in England";
 
    (b) after subsection (1) there is inserted-
 
    "(1A) Subject to subsections (2) to (4) below, a generating station shall not be constructed, extended or operated in Wales except in accordance with a consent granted by the National Assembly for Wales.";
 
 
    (c) in subsection (2), for "Subsection (1)" there is substituted "Subsections (1) and (1A)";
 
    (d) in subsection (3), after the word "State" there is inserted ", in respect of generating stations in England, or the National Assembly for Wales, in respect of generating stations in Wales,";
 
    (e) in subsection (4), after the word "State" there is inserted ", in respect of generating stations in England, or the National Assembly for Wales, in respect of generating stations in Wales,";
 
    (f) in subsection (5), after the word "State" there is inserted "or, as the case may be, the National Assembly for Wales,"; and
 
    (g) in subsection (7), after the word "State" there is inserted "or, as the case may be, the National Assembly for Wales".
      (3) In Schedule 8 (consents under sections 36 and 37),-
 
 
    (a) in paragraphs 1(3), after "36" there is inserted ", in relation to generating stations in England,";
 
    (b) after paragraph 1(3) there is inserted-
 
    "(3A) The National Assembly for Wales may by regulations make provision for determining the fees to be paid on applications for consent under section 36 of this Act in relation to generating stations in Wales, and the circumstances in which they are to be paid.";
 
 
    (c) in paragraph 1(4), after the word "State" there is inserted "or, as the case may be, the National Assembly for Wales,";
 
    (d) in paragraph 2(1), after the word "Act," there is inserted "or to the National Assembly for Wales for its consent under section 36,"; and
 
    (e) in paragraphs 2(2), 2(3), 2(4), 3(1), 3(2), 4(1), 4(3), 5(1) and 5(2), after the word "State" in each place where it occurs there is inserted "or, as the case may be, the National Assembly for Wales".
Short title.     2. This Act may be cited as the Electricity Act 1989 (Amendment) Act 2001.
 
 

 
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