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Amendments to be debated in the House of Lords

Here you can browse the Amendments to the Utilities Bill to be moved on Report in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 8
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 5, line 37, at end insert (", or of preparations for--") 
     Page 6, line 2, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Any consultation undertaken by the Director General of Gas Supply, the Director General of Electricity Supply or the Secretary of State before the commencement of subsection (6) shall be as effective for the purposes of that subsection as if undertaken by the Authority after that time.")
 
  
Clause 22
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 16, line 39, leave out ("of gas") 
     Page 16, line 44, leave out ("authorised person") and insert ("person authorised by a licence or exemption") 
     Page 18, leave out lines 12 to 14 
     Page 18, line 23, leave out ("of electricity") 
     Page 18, line 28, leave out ("authorised person") and insert ("person authorised by a licence or exemption") 
     Page 19, leave out lines 43 to 45 
  
Clause 23
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 21, leave out lines 29 and 30 
  
Clause 30
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 28, line 27, leave out ("or condition") 
  
Clause 43
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 46, line 46, at end insert ("; and
    (  )  any advice given by the Health and Safety Commission or the Secretary of State under section 3C (advice about health and safety in relation to electricity)")
 
  
Clause 46
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 51, leave out lines 42 to 45 and insert--
    ("(b)  a person ("the initial contributor") has made a payment to the distributor in respect of those expenses, the line or plant having been provided for the purpose of making a connection to any premises or distribution system as required by that person."")
 
  
Clause 48
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 52, line 32, leave out from ("29;") to first ("any") in line 33 and insert--
    ("(b)  any terms which it is reasonable in all the circumstances for that person to be required to accept; and
    (c)  without prejudice to the generality of paragraph (b),")
 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 127, line 34, leave out ("belonging to") and insert ("provided by") 
     Page 128, line 22, leave out from beginning to ("an") and insert ("Where an electricity supplier is authorised by paragraph 2(1) to install a pre-payment meter on any premises, any officer or other person authorised by the supplier may at all reasonable times enter the premises for the purpose of installing such a meter.
 
    (5)  A power of entry for the purpose of removing or installing")
 
     Page 128, line 44, at end insert ("provided by the distributor") 
  
Schedule 5
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 131, line 2, leave out ("inserted") and insert ("substituted") 
     Page 131, line 3, leave out ("inserted") and insert ("substituted") 
  
Clause 57
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 57, line 22, leave out subsection (6) and insert--
 
    ("(6)  Subsection (3) shall cease to have effect.")
 
  
Clause 63
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 67, line 27, at end insert--
 
("if the Secretary of State is of the opinion that the differences are such that no electricity supplier would be unduly disadvantaged in competing with other electricity suppliers")
 
  
Clause 66
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 68, line 43, leave out subsection (1) 
  
Clause 67
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 69, line 29, leave out from ("cost") to ("referred") in line 30 
  
Clause 69
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 71, line 43, after ("of") insert ("the conditions of") 
  
Clause 70
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 73, leave out lines 18 to 31 and insert--
 
    ("(  )  An order under this section may specify criteria by reference to which the Authority is to determine energy efficiency targets for the electricity distributors or electricity suppliers on whom obligations are imposed by the order.
 
    (  )  The Secretary of State and the Authority shall carry out their respective functions under this section in the manner he or it considers is best calculated to ensure that no electricity distributor is unduly disadvantaged in competing with other electricity distributors and no electricity supplier is unduly disadvantaged in competing with other electricity suppliers.")
 
     Page 74, line 34, after ("supplier") insert ("or to a gas transporter or gas supplier (within the meaning of Part I of the Gas Act 1986)")1986 c. 44.
  
Clause 74
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 77, line 36, leave out ("inserted") and insert ("substituted") 
  
Clause 79
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 80, line 16, leave out subsection (5) 
  
Clause 84
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 86, line 13, leave out from ("installed") to end of line 15 and insert ("by an authorised supplier on any premises shall not be used to recover any sum other than a sum owing to an authorised supplier in respect of the supply of gas to those premises or the provision of the meter."") 
     Page 86, line 28, at end insert--
 
    ("(4)  In paragraph 23(2), for paragraph (c) there is substituted--
      (c)  exercising a power conferred by paragraph 3(5) or 7(3)(a) (and testing gas fittings, and making any adjustments required for their safe operation, after the exercise of the power)."")
 
  
Clause 88
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 94, line 17, at end insert (; and
    (  )  any advice given by the Health and Safety Commission under section 4A (advice about health and safety in relation to gas)")
 
  
Clause 93
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 100, line 6, leave out subsection (6) and insert--
 
    ("(6)  Subsection (3) shall cease to have effect.")
 
  
Clause 98
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 108, line 5, leave out ("persons who supply gas") and insert ("authorised suppliers") 
     Page 108, line 11, leave out from ("by") to ("provision") in line 15 and insert ("authorised shippers or authorised transporters (as well as by suppliers); and
    (b)  in relation to charges payable to suppliers,")
 
     Page 108, line 27, leave out ("persons who supply or transport gas") and insert ("authorised suppliers, authorised shippers or authorised transporters") 
     Page 109, line 12, leave out ("persons who supply or transport gas") and insert ("authorised suppliers, authorised shippers or authorised transporters") 
     Page 109, line 21, leave out ("persons who supply or transport gas") and insert ("authorised suppliers, authorised shippers or authorised transporters"). 
     Page 109, line 26, at end insert--
 
    ("(7)  In this section and section 41A "authorised shipper" means a person authorised by a licence or exemption to arrange with any gas transporter for gas to be introduced into, conveyed by means of, or taken out of a pipe-line system operated by that transporter."")
 
  
Clause 99
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
     Page 109, line 45, leave out from beginning to end of line 11 on page 110 and insert--
 
    ("(  )  An order under this section may specify criteria by reference to which the Authority is to determine energy efficiency targets for the gas transporters and gas suppliers on whom obligations are imposed by the order.
 
    (  )  The Secretary of State and the Authority shall carry out their respective functions under this section in the manner he or it considers is best calculated to ensure that no gas transporter is unduly disadvantaged in competing with other gas transporters and no gas supplier is unduly disadvantaged in competing with other gas suppliers.")
 
     Page 111, line 14, after ("supplier") insert ("or to an electricity distributor or electricity supplier (within the meaning of Part I of the Electricity Act 1989)")1989 c. 29.
 
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