Clause 14 - Short title and extent

Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:15 pm on 28 February 2006.

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Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry 6:15, 28 February 2006

I beg to move amendment No. 36, in page 6, line 41, at end insert—

‘()Sections (Review of permitted development orders), (Building regulations: microgeneration), 9, (Parish councils and community councils: powers in relation to local energy saving measures) and (Renewable heat) extend to England and Wales only.

()Sections (National targets for microgeneration), (National microgeneration targets: modification of section 1 of the Sustainable Energy Act 2003), (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc), (Exercise of powers under section (Sale of electricity generated by microgeneration: power to modify distribution and supply licences etc)), (Functions of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority in relation to microgeneration), (Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: electricity distributors and suppliers), (Promotion of reductions in carbon emissions: gas transporters and suppliers), (Consequential amendments), (Reduction of greenhouse gas emissions: report regarding dynamic demand technologies), (Renewables obligation: issue of green certificates), (Renewables obligation: issue of green  certificates: further provisions) and (Adjustment of transmission charges for electricity) extend to England and Wales and Scotland only.’.

Photo of Joe Benton Joe Benton Labour, Bootle

With this it will be convenient to discuss Government amendment No. 31.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry 6:30, 28 February 2006

I can deal with the amendments quickly and with my usual clarity. Clause 14 deals with the short title and extent of the Bill. Amendment No. 31 removes subsection (2), which is then replaced through amendment No. 36 by a more detailed provision setting out the extent of the Bill. The only substantive part of the Bill that will apply to Great Britain and Northern Ireland is that about annual reports on greenhouse gas emissions. The clauses on permitted development orders, building regulations, parish and community councils and renewable heat extend only to England and Wales. All other clauses extend to England, Wales and Scotland. I will support clause 14, as amended, standing part of the Bill.

Question put and agreed to.

Amendment made: No. 31, in page 6, line 42, leave out subsection (2).—[Malcolm Wicks.]

Clause 14, as amended, ordered to stand part of the Bill.