Schedule 1

Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 26 February 2008.

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Amendments relating to Chapters 2 and 3 of Part 1

Amendments made: No. 5, in schedule 1, page 80, line 29, at end insert—

‘(b) after subsection (2) insert—

“(2A) An order or Order in Council made under or by virtue of section 158(3) or (4) of the Government of Wales Act 2006 (apportionment of sea areas) has effect for the purposes of Part 2 of this Act if, or to the extent that, the Order is expressed to apply for the general or residual purposes of that Act or, by virtue of this subsection, for the purposes of Part 2 of this Act.”’.

No. 6, in schedule 1, page 82, line 19, at end insert—

‘7A In section 13 (interpretation of Part 2), after the existing text (which becomes subsection (1)) insert—

“(2) An Order in Council under section 126(2) of the Scotland Act 1998 (apportionment of sea areas) has effect for the purposes of this Part if, or to the extent that, the Order is expressed to apply—

(a) for the general or residual purposes of that Act, or

(b) by virtue of this subsection, for the purposes of this Part.”’.—[Malcolm Wicks.]

Photo of Charles Hendry Charles Hendry Shadow Minister (Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform)

On a point of order, Mrs. Humble. I wonder whether you can clarify what is happening, because you have lost me. That is obviously not difficult to do, but I should be grateful for some clarification. The Government amendments relate to clause 34, and we have now moved beyond that clause and agreed to clause 35. I am not quite sure how we can dip back into Government amendments to clause 34.

Photo of Joan Humble Joan Humble Labour, Blackpool North and Fleetwood

Government amendments Nos. 5 and 6 relate to schedule 1. The Minister spoke to them previously, but now is the time to call them for decision under schedule 1 and the Committee has agreed to them. I do not think that I heard anything when I asked whether any hon. Member was not of the opinion that amendment No. 6 should be made.

Schedule 1, as amended, agreed to.