Interpretation, citation and extent

Sustainable Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 11:15 am on 24th June 2003.

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Amendment proposed: No. 12, in

clause 8, page 4, line 17, leave out subsections (1) and (2).—[Brian White.]

Photo of Eric Illsley Eric Illsley Labour, Barnsley Central

With this it will be convenient to discuss amendments Nos. 19 and 20.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan Shadow Minister (International Development)

Will the Minister please elaborate? Are these consequential amendments?

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Minister of State (e-Commerce & Competitiveness)

I could speak at length on each of them. I support my hon. Friend's amendments. Amendment No. 12 is a tidying-up amendment, amendment No. 19 helps to determine the extent of

the various clauses and amendment No. 20 inserts a commencement provision.

Amendment agreed to.

Amendments made: No. 19, in

clause 8, page 4, line 34, leave out subsections (4) and (5) and insert—

'(4) Except as provided in subsections (5) and (5A), this Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(5) Sections (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: Secretary of State), (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: National Assembly for Wales), (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: energy conservation authorities), (CHP targets) and (Use of certain money held by Gas and Electricity Markets Authority) extend to England and Wales only.

(5A) Section (Duty of Gas and Electricity Markets Authority to carry out impact assessments) extends to England and Wales and to Scotland.'.

No. 20, in

clause 8, page 4, line 35, at end insert—

'(6) Sections (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: Secretary of State), (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: energy conservation authorities) (so far as it relates to England) and (CHP targets) shall come into force on such day as the Secretary of State may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

(7) Sections (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: National Assembly for Wales) and (Energy efficiency of residential accommodation: energy conservation authorities) (so far as it relates to Wales) shall come into force on such day as the National Assembly for Wales may by order made by statutory instrument appoint.

(8) The other provisions of this Act shall come into force at the end of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.

(9) An order under subsection (6) or (7) may appoint different days for different purposes.'.—[Brian White.]

Clause 8, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Bill, as amended, to be reported.

Committee rose at twenty-four minutes past Eleven o'clock.