Clause 102 - Agreement about modifying decommissioning programme

Part of Energy Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 10:30 am on 21st June 2011.

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Photo of Edward Leigh Edward Leigh Chair, Public Accounts Commission, Chair, Public Accounts Commission 10:30 am, 21st June 2011

With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

Amendment 174, in clause 102, page 80, line 11, leave out

‘and the other party to agreement.’.

Amendment 175, in clause 102, page 80, line 18, at end add—

‘(4) The powers given to the Secretary of State in this section may not be exercised—

(a) in order to modify a programme in such a way that a decommissioning programme becomes less effective than would previously have been the case;

(b) in order to provide subsidy for a decommissioning programme from public funds.

(5) Section 48 of the Energy Act 2008 (approval of decommissioning programme) is amended as follows.

(6) In subsection (3) leave out “, in particular,” and insert “only”.

(7) Leave out subsection (3)(b).’.