Clause 11 — Payments to electricity suppliers

Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 7:00 pm on 3rd June 2013.

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Amendment made: 61, page 8, line 31, at end insert—

‘(1A) Provision made by virtue of this section may—

(a) include provision for a CFD counterparty to calculate or determine, in accordance with such criteria as may be provided for by or under the regulations, amounts which are owed by the CFD counterparty;

(b) provide for anything which is to be calculated or determined under the regulations to be calculated or determined by such persons, in accordance with such procedure and by reference to such matters and to the opinion of such persons, as may be specified in the regulations.’.—(Michael Fallon.)

Amendment proposed: 24, page 8, line 37, at end insert—

‘(3) Payments offered under a contract for difference relating to the supply of electricity generated by nuclear power must not exceed payments offered under any contract for the supply of electricity from renewable sources.

(4) For the purposes of subsection (3)—

(a) the calculation of payments must include both the strike price and the duration of the contract;

(b) renewable sources are defined in accordance with Article 2 of Directive 2009/28/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 April 2009 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources.’.—(Caroline Lucas.)

Question put, That the amendment be made.

The House divided:

Ayes 20, Noes 503.

Division number 13

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Aye

No

Question accordingly negatived.