Clause 80 - Acquisition of rights to use upstream petroleum infrastructure

Part of Energy Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 16th June 2011.

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Amendments made: 55, in clause 80, page 63, line 39, at end insert—

‘(10A) A notice under subsection (10) may also contain such provisions as the Secretary of State considers appropriate for the purpose of ensuring that no person suffers a loss by reason of the mixing together of—

(a) substances conveyed by the pipeline or processed by the facility on behalf of the applicant in exercise of a right secured by the notice; and

(b) substances conveyed by the pipeline or processed by the facility by or on behalf of any other person.’.

Amendment 56, in clause 80, page 63, line 48, leave out from ‘applicant’ to end of line 3 on page 64 and insert—

‘(12A) If a notice under subsection (10) contains provision of a sort mentioned in subsection (9) or (10A) the Secretary of State must give a copy of the notice to every person who has a right to have anything conveyed by the pipeline or processed by the facility.

(12B) Before giving a copy of a notice under subsection (12A) the Secretary of State must—

(a) remove from the copy any provision included in the notice by virtue of subsection (10)(d) or (11)(a); and

(b) after giving the owner and the applicant an opportunity to be heard, remove from the copy any other provision included in the notice which the Secretary of State considers may prejudice the commercial interests of the owner or the applicant if not removed.’.—(Charles Hendry.)