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Utilities Bill -
Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Supplementary (a) to the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Utilities Bill to be moved in Committee in the House of Lords.

  
After Clause 59
 
  
BY THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
THE LORD EZRA
 
      Insert the following new Clause-- 
("Determination of performance standards
Determination of performance standards by Authority.  .  After section 43 of the 1989 Act there is inserted--Determination of performance standards by Authority.
     43A.--(1)  The Authority may from time to time-- 
 
    (a)  determine such standards of performance in connection with the selling of electricity by suppliers to consumers as, in its opinion, ought to be achieved by them and is consistent with their licence conditions;
 
    (b)  arrange for the publication, in such form and in such manner as it considers appropriate, of the standards so determined; and
 
 
    (c)  arrange for the publication, in such form and in such manner as it considers appropriate, of an assessment of which suppliers, in its opinion, are failing to meet those standards.
    (2)  Where a supplier has failed to reach the standards set out in this section, the Authority may order that supplier to pay compensation to the consumers affected.
 
    (3)  It shall be the duty of every electricity supplier to conduct his business in such a way as can reasonably be expected to lead to his achieving the standards set under this section."")
 
  
After Clause 95
 
  
BY THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
THE LORD EZRA
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
 ("Determination of performance standards
Determination of performance standards by Authority.    .  After section 39 of the 1986 Act there is inserted--
 
    43A.--(1)  The Authority may from time to time--
Determination of performance standards by Authority.
 
    (a)  determine such standards of performance in connection with the selling of electricity by suppliers to consumers as, in its opinion, ought to be achieved by them and is consistent with their licence conditions;
 
 
    (b)  arrange for the publication, in such form and in such manner as it considers appropriate, of the standards so determined; and
 
 
    (c)  arrange for the publication, in such form and in such manner as it considers appropriate, of an assessment of which suppliers, in its opinion, are failing to meet those standards.
    (2)  Where a supplier has failed to reach the standards set out in this section, the Authority may order that supplier to pay compensation to the consumers affected.
 
    (3)  It shall be the duty of every electricity supplier to conduct his business in such a way as can reasonably be expected to lead to his achieving the standards set under this section."")
 
  
Clause 72
 
  
BY THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
THE LORD EZRA
 
     Page 72, line 46, after ("by") insert ("the Authority, trading standards officers or") 
     Page 72, line 47, at end insert (", and shall be payable to that person"") 
  
Clause 101
 
  
BY THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
THE LORD EZRA
 
     Page 107, line 39, after ("supplier";") insert--
    ("(  )  for subsection (3) there is substituted--
        (3)  If any person resells any gas supplied by a public gas supplier at a price exceeding the maximum price fixed under this section and applicable thereto, the amount of the excess shall be recoverable by the Authority, trading standards officers or the person to whom the gas was resold, and shall be payable to that person."")
 
  
 
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