Amendment 18

Energy Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) – in the House of Lords at 6:45 pm on 28 March 2023.

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Baroness Blake of Leeds:

Moved by Baroness Blake of Leeds

18: Clause 66, page 57, line 25, leave out “relevant market participants (see subsection (8))” and insert “the Consolidated Fund or gas shippers”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment means the Secretary of State may put a levy on gas shippers, but may not put it on gas or electricity suppliers, thus taking responsibility for levies away from households.

Photo of Baroness Blake of Leeds Baroness Blake of Leeds Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Energy and Net Zero), Shadow Spokesperson (Business and Trade)

My Lords, on behalf of consumers I express my disappointment in the Minister’s response, and I would like to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 170, Noes 160.

Division number 2 Energy Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) — Amendment 18

Aye: 168 Members of the House of Lords

No: 158 Members of the House of Lords

Aye: A-Z by last name


No: A-Z by last name


Amendment 18 agreed.

Amendment 19 not moved.