New Clause 1

Energy Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:15 pm on 11 March 2008.

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Smart meters

‘(1) The Secretary of State shall make regulations which require smart meters to be installed for gas and electricity in all homes by the end of a specified period of ten years from the date on which the regulations are made.

(2) In this section a “smart meter” means a gas or electricity meter with two-way communication capabilities including communication capability to a display which illustrates household usage and cost per unit consumed.

(3) Regulations made under this section must be made within a period of 12 months beginning on the date on which this Act is passed.’.—[Charles Hendry.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 6, Noes 10.

Division number 5 Nimrod Review — Statement — New Clause 1

Aye: 6 MPs

No: 10 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.