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SCHEDULE 6, MINOR AND CONSEQUENTIAL AMENDMENTS - continued

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  PART III
  OTHER ACTS
 
Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Boards) Act 1954 (c. 21)
     41. - (1) The Rights of Entry (Gas and Electricity Boards) Act 1954 is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 1(2) (restriction on exercise of rights), for "a public electricity supplier" there is substituted "an electricity operator".
 
      (3) In section 2(1) (warrants)-
 
 
    (a) for paragraph (a) there is substituted-
 
    "(a) that admission to premises specified in the information is reasonably required by a gas operator or an electricity operator or by an employee of a gas operator or an electricity operator;"; and
 
    (b) for the words "supplier or any employee of the operator or supplier" (in paragraph (b) and the words following paragraph (c)) there is substituted "any employee of the operator".
      (4) In section 2(3) for "a public electricity supplier" there is substituted "an electricity operator".
 
      (5) In section 3 (interpretation)-
 
 
    (a) in the definition of "employee", for paragraph (b) there is substituted-
 
    "(b) in relation to an electricity operator, an officer, servant or agent of the operator and any person authorised by such an agent";
 
    (b) for the definition of "public electricity supplier" there is substituted-
 
    ""electricity operator" means an electricity distributor or an electricity supplier (within the meaning of Part I of the Electricity Act 1989);".
 
Public Records Act 1958 (c. 51)
     42. In Schedule 1 to the Public Records Act 1958 (definition of public records) in Part II of the Table at the end of paragraph 3, there is inserted at the appropriate place-
 
 
  " Gas and Electricity Consumer Council.".
 
 
Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (c. 13)
     43. In Schedule 2 to the Parliamentary Commissioner Act 1967 (departments and authorities subject to investigation), the following entries are inserted at the appropriate places-
 
 
  " Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.";
 
  " Gas and Electricity Consumer Council.".
 

Superannuation Act 1972 (c. 11)
     44. - (1) In Schedule 1 to the Superannuation Act 1972, in the list of "Other Bodies" the following entry is inserted at the appropriate place-
 
  "The Gas and Electricity Consumer Council.".
 
      (2) Section 1 of that Act (persons to or in respect of whom benefits may be provided by schemes under that section) shall apply to persons who at any time before the abolition of the Gas Consumers' Council have ceased to serve in employment with that Council.
 
 
House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (c. 24)
     45. In Part II of Schedule 1 to the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975 (bodies of which all members are disqualified), the following entries are inserted at the appropriate places-
 
 
  " The Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.";
 
  " The Gas and Electricity Consumer Council.";
 
  " A regional committee of the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council established under section 18(2) of the Utilities Act 2000.".
 
 
Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (c. 66)
     46. In section 70 of the Bankruptcy (Scotland) Act 1985 (supplies by utilities), in subsection (4)(b), for "public electricity supplier" there is substituted "electricity supplier".
 
 
Insolvency Act 1986 (c. 45)
     47. - (1) The Insolvency Act 1986 is amended as follows.
 
      (2) In section 233 (supplies of gas, water, electricity etc)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (3), for paragraph (b) there is substituted-
 
    "(b) a supply of electricity by an electricity supplier within the meaning of Part I of the Electricity Act 1989;"; and
 
    (b) subsection (5)(b) shall be omitted.
      (3) In section 372 (supplies of gas, water, electricity etc in cases of individual insolvency)-
 
 
    (a) in subsection (4), for paragraph (b) there is substituted-
 
    "(b) a supply of electricity by an electricity supplier within the meaning of Part I of the Electricity Act 1989;"; and
 
    (b) subsection (5)(b) shall be omitted.
 
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