Scotland Bill - Report (2nd Day)

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:15 pm on 29th February 2016.

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Amendment 47

Tabled by Lord Wallace of Tankerness

47: After Clause 50, insert the following new Clause—“Consents for electricity generating stations and overhead lines(1) Section D1 in Part 2 of Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 (electricity) is amended as follows.(2) For the heading “Exception” substitute—“ExceptionsConsent for the construction, extension or operation of electricity generating stations.Consent to install or keep installed overhead lines.The grant of any ancillary consent or right including—(a) regulation of public rights of navigation in respect of offshore installations for electricity generation and transmission;(b) establishment of a safety zone in respect of offshore installations for electricity generation and transmission;(c) decommissioning of offshore installations for electricity generation and transmission;(d) compulsory acquisition of land by holders of licences under Part 1 of the Electricity Act 1989;(e) acquisition of wayleaves by holders of licences under Part 1 of the Electricity Act 1989.””