New Clause 8 - Purpose of Part 1

Energy Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:45 pm on 21 June 2011.

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‘(1) The principal purpose of Part 1 is to deliver energy savings from the building stock which will make commensurate contributions to—

(a) the achievement of the target contained in Section 1(1) of the Climate Change Act 2008 and the carbon budget set for each budgetary period under Part 1 of the Climate Change Act 2008; and

(b) the elimination of fuel poverty by the target date required by Section 2(2)(d) of the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000.

(2) In performing functions under this Part the Secretary of State will have regard to—

(a) the principal purpose set out in subsection (1) above, and

(b) the recommendations from time to time of the Committee on Climate Change where these are adopted by the Secretary of State.’.—(Luciana Berger.)

Brought up, and read the First time.

Question put, That the clause be read a Second time.

The Committee divided: Ayes 8, Noes 11.

Division number 11 Decision Time — New Clause 8 - Purpose of Part 1

Aye: 8 MPs

No: 11 MPs

Aye: A-Z by last name

No: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived.