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

Here you can browse the Marshalled List of Amendments to the Utilities Bill to be moved on Third Reading in the House of Lords.

  
Clause 5
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
1     Page 3, line 27, after ("year;") insert--
    ("(  )  a statement of accounts giving a true and fair view of the state of affairs and the income and expenditure of the Authority for the year;")
 
  
Clause 9
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE LORD EZRA
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
2*     Page 7, line 26, at end insert--
    ("(c)  to secure a diverse and viable long-term energy supply;")
 
  
Clause 13
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE LORD EZRA
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
3*     Page 10, line 37, at end insert ("and
    (c)  to secure a diverse and viable long-term energy supply;")
 
  
Clause 41
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
4     Page 42, line 4, leave out ("two months") and insert ("28 days") 
  
Clause 62
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
5*     Page 65, line 34, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State shall ensure that the provisions of an 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 him.")
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE LORD EZRA
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
6*     Page 65, line 40, after ("apply;") insert--
    ("(  )  the generators of electricity from renewable sources;")
 
  
Clause 63
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE BARONESS BYFORD
 
7*     Page 67, line 11, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  In the case of electricity from biomass, or from such other renewable sources as the Secretary of State shall specify, any such order shall specify a minimum contract term of not less than 15 years for the delivery of the specified amount of electricity from renewable sources by the designated electricity supplier, and that the terms of any contract made between the electricity supplier and the provider of the renewable resources pursuant to such an order shall be in a form approved by the Secretary of State and shall provide that--
    (a)  it shall run for not less than 15 years from the start of generation,
    (b)  the price paid by the supplier to such supplier shall be subject to an annual price adjustment to reflect the effects of inflation, and
    (c)  the contract must be in a form capable of being used as security for a loan or loans to such provider.")
 
  
Clause 65
 
  
BY THE LORD JENKIN OF RODING
THE BARONESS BYFORD
THE LORD EZRA
THE BARONESS SHARP OF GUILDFORD
 
8*     Page 68, line 9, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The Secretary of State shall have regard both to the costs of production of differing sources of renewable electricity and to the implications for fulfilment of the renewables target when setting the differing sums which are to be regarded as discharging the renewables obligation under this section.")
 
  
Clause 72
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
9     Page 75, line 19, leave out ("and") and insert ("or") 
  
Clause 95
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
10     Page 100, line 31, at end insert-- 
     ("(  )  The Authority shall not impose a penalty on a licence holder under subsection (1) where it is satisfied that the most appropriate way of proceeding is under the Competition Act 1998.")1998 c. 41.
  
Clause 106
 
  
BY THE LORD BRIGHTMAN
 
11*     Page 118, line 13, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  The definitions in sections 48 and 66 of the 1986 Act shall, as regards matters relating to gas, apply to this Act, unless the context otherwise requires.")
 
    ("(  )  The definitions in sections 64 and 111 of the 1989 Act shall, as regards matters relating to electricity, apply to this Act, unless the context otherwise requires.")
 
12*     Page 118, line 14, leave out subsections (2) and (3) 
13*     Page 118, line 14, at beginning insert ("Any other") 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
14*     Page 118, line 14, leave out ("and in Part I of the 1986") and insert ("which are defined in section 48 or 66 of the 1986 Act or used in Part I of that") 
  
BY THE LORD BRIGHTMAN
 
15*     Page 118, line 17, at beginning insert ("Any other") 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
16*     Page 118, line 18, leave out ("and in Part I of the 1989") and insert ("which are defined in section 64 or 111 of the 1989 Act or used in Part I of that") 
17     Page 118, line 19, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Section 46 of the 1986 Act (service of notices, etc.) shall apply to any document authorised or required by virtue of any provision of this Act to be served on or given to any person as if it were authorised or required to be served or given by virtue of that Act.")
 
  
Schedule 1
 
  
BY THE LORD KINGSLAND
THE BARONESS BUSCOMBE
 
18     Page 120, line 8, at end insert--
 
    ("(  )  Before making any appointments to the Authority, the Secretary of State shall seek and take account of the opinion of the Trade and Industry Select Committee of the House of Commons.")
 
  
Schedule 2
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
19     Page 122, line 39, leave out ("publish") and insert ("include") 
20     Page 122, line 43, leave out from ("be") to end of line 44 and insert ("included in the report if--
    (a)  that individual or body has consented to its inclusion;")
 
21     Page 123, line 1, leave out ("disclose") and insert ("include") 
  
Schedule 4
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
22     Page 130, line 13, leave out ("to which he is maintaining a connection") 
  
Schedule 6
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
23     Page 135, line 1, after ("23,") insert ("30A,") 
24     Page 138, line 31, leave out ("section 32, section") and insert ("27A, 32,") 
  
Schedule 7
 
  
BY THE LORD McINTOSH OF HARINGEY
 
25     Page 140, line 33, leave out from ("effect") to ("as") in line 35 
26     Page 141, line 8, leave out from ("that") to end of line 9 
 
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