Clause 21

Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 12:45 pm on 26 February 2008.

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Offence to carry on unlicensed activities

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister of State (Energy), Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform

This clause is a particularly important clause, which I am pleased to have the opportunity briefly to introduce as the referee reaches for his whistle. It makes it an offence to carry on  carbon dioxide storage activities without a licence. It also sets maximum penalties for an offence committed under the clause. The purpose of the clause is to ensure that any carbon dioxide storage related operations are carried out only by—

It being One o’clock The Chairman adjourned the Committee without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned till this day at Four o’clock.