Energy Bill [HL]

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:05 pm on 29th March 2004.

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Photo of Lord Triesman Lord Triesman Lords in Waiting (Whips) 6:05 pm, 29th March 2004

My Lords, this is a small amendment, as noble Lords may be delighted to know, which deletes the reference in subsection (2) of Clause 109 to Ofreg and replaces it with a reference to the Northern Ireland Authority. The result of this amendment is that subsection (2) of Clause 109 defines,

"the 2003 renewables obligations functions", as being those functions conferred on the Northern Ireland Authority under or for the purposes of Articles 52 to 55 of the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003. This brings consistency of language to this part of the Bill, with the relevant Northern Ireland legislation. It is desirable to have clarity and consistency, and it is on that basis that I commend the amendment. I beg to move.