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Utilities Bill -
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 9
 
  
BY THE LORD EZRA
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 6, line 20, after ("of") insert ("existing and future") 
     Page 6, line 35, at end insert ("; and
    (c)  the need to promote energy efficiency")
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE LORD FRASER OF CARMYLLIE
THE LORD EZRA
 
     Page 7, line 21, at end insert--
    ("(c)  to safeguard the interests of consumers by securing a diverse and viable long-term energy supply;")
 
  
BY THE LORD EZRA
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 7, leave out lines 25 and 26 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE LORD EZRA
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 9, line 28, after ("of") insert ("existing and future") 
     Page 9, line 42, at end insert ("; and
    (c)  the need to promote energy efficiency")
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE LORD FRASER OF CARMYLLIE
THE LORD EZRA
 
     Page 10, line 31, at end insert ("and
    (c)  to safeguard the interests of consumers by securing a diverse and long-term energy supply;")
 
  
BY THE LORD EZRA
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 10, leave out lines 36 and 37 
  
Clause 18
 
  
BY THE LORD EZRA
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 14, line 7, at end insert--
 
    ("(8)  Nothing in this section shall inhibit the appointment of lay members to committees.")
 
  
Clause 50
 
  
BY THE LORD EZRA
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Page 53, line 15, at end insert--
    ("(c)  to provide embedded generators with fair access at fair prices to the network"")
 
  
Clause 59
 
  
BY THE LORD BORRIE
THE LORD CURRIE OF MARYLEBONE
 
     Page 59, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(6A)  No penalty imposed by the Authority under this section may exceed 10 per cent. of the turnover of the licence holder (determined in accordance with provisions specified in an order made by the Secretary of State).
 
      (6B)  An Order under subsection (6A) shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument containing it has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.")
 
  
Clause 62
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD EZRA
 
     Page 65, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Before making an order, the Secretary of State must consult those persons who appear to him to represent the generators of electricity from renewable resources--
    (a)  as to the current availability and projected generating capacity of the industry;
    (b)  as to the terms proposed in the order;
    (c)  as to any specific provisions that will be required in the order as to length and terms of any contracts to be made by electricity suppliers or otherwise;
    (d)  as to the sum and different such sums which are to correspond with the supply of a given amount of electricity generated in different ways under section 32C(2); and
    (e)  on such other matters, if any, as he considers appropriate,
to ensure that the provisions of the order will provide a suitable environment for investment in generating capacity for electricity from diverse renewable resources in order to meet the targets for production of electricity from renewable resources set by the Secretary of State.")
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
     Page 65, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Operators of generating stations producing electricity from renewable sources shall be permitted to supply electricity produced by the generating stations to more than one party.")
 
     Page 65, line 42, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The making of an order will not be dependent on the coming into effect of separate distribution and supply licences.")
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD EZRA
 
     Page 65, line 43, at end insert ("also") 
  
Clause 63
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD EZRA
 
     Page 66, line 23, after ("for") insert ("electricity generated from different specified descriptions of renewable resource both concurrently and for") 
  
Clause 64
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
     Page 67, line 46, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The operator of the generating station may sell such certificate to a party either in conjunction with a supply of electricity or separately therefrom.")
 
  
Clause 65
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD EZRA
 
     Page 68, line 14, after ("may") insert ("in the circumstances set out in subsection (1A) below") 
     Page 68, line 18, at end insert--
 
    ("(1A)  The circumstances referred to in subsection (1) above are--
    (a)  if in the view of the Secretary of State, after consulting with the Council and having regard to the stated target for production of electricity from renewable sources, the cost of electricity being charged to consumers has become excessive; or
    (b)  if suppliers of electricity can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Secretary of State that electricity generated from renewable sources is not available to them without the cost of electricity to consumers becoming excessive.")
 
  
After Clause 65
 
  
BY THE LORD EZRA
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
     Insert the following new Clause-- 
     ("  .  In making an order and other arrangements under sections 32, 32A, 32B and 32C of the 1989 Act the Secretary of State may also make provision for--
    (a)  electricity generated by any form of combined heat and power stations;
    (b)  electricity generated by approved systems of clean coal technology.")
Electricity from combined heat and power and clean coal technology.
  
Clause 95
 
  
BY THE LORD BORRIE
THE LORD CURRIE OF MARYLEBONE
 
     Page 102, line 3, at end insert--
 
    ("(6A)  No penalty imposed by the Authority under this section may exceed 10 per cent. of the turnover of the licence holder (determined in accordance with provisions specified in an order made by the Secretary of State).
 
      (6B)  An Order under subsection (6A) shall not be made unless a draft of the instrument containing it has been laid before and approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament.")
 
 
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