Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at on 25 January 2006.

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[Mr. Joe Benton in the Chair]

Photo of Mark Lazarowicz Mark Lazarowicz Labour, Edinburgh North and Leith 2:30, 25 January 2006

I beg to move,

That, if proceedings on the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill are not completed at this day’s sitting, the Committee do meet on Thursday 9th February at Two o’clock.

I welcome you to the Chair, Mr. Benton. I am sure that under your guidance we will have a productive and interesting sitting today, and perhaps on a future day, too. I declare as an interest the support that I have received from the Sustainable Energy Partnership and its constituents, in terms of advice and campaigning for the Bill. I also advise the Committee that I am currently involved in a number of events to do with the possible development of a community energy project in Edinburgh, and I have offers of support for those events from Co-operative Financial Services, Scottish and Southern Energy and Forth Ports; even though the relevant clause of the Bill does not apply to Scotland, I thought it appropriate to draw that to the Committee’s attention.

It appears that, for a number of reasons, which I explained to the Front-Bench representatives, we have acquired a second sitting, and that is why I have moved the sittings motion.

Question put and agreed to.

The Chairman: I remind the Committee that there is a money resolution in connection with the Bill. Copies of the resolution are available in the room. I also remind Members that adequate notice should be given of amendments. As a general rule, I do not intend to call starred amendments.

I call Mr. Lazarowicz to move the order of consideration motion.

Photo of Mark Lazarowicz Mark Lazarowicz Labour, Edinburgh North and Leith

I beg to move,

That the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill be considered in the following order, namely, Clauses 1 to 4, Clauses 6 to 14, new Clauses, new Schedules, Clause 5, remaining proceedings on the Bill.

The purpose of the order of consideration motion is to allow ongoing discussions, particularly on clause 5, to continue, and perhaps to allow an outcome to be reached that might be of benefit to the Committee.

Question put and agreed to.