Clause 14 - Short title and extent

Part of Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 6:30 pm on 28 February 2006.

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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.