Clause 33 - Application of certain provisions of the Energy Act 2004

Nuclear Energy (Financing) Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 12:00 pm ar 25 Tachwedd 2021.

Danfonwch hysbysiad imi am ddadleuon fel hyn

Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Alan Whitehead Alan Whitehead Shadow Minister (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Energy and Climate Change), Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

I have a brief question for the Minister on clause 33(7)(b), concerning the application of section 171(1) of the Energy Act 2004. It says:

“omit the definition of ‘non-GB company’.

I am slightly mystified as to why that is in the clause, because so far as I can see, the definition in section 171(1) of the 2004 Act of a non-GB company is perfectly reasonable and should continue to exist. Perhaps the Minister can shed some light on that.

Photo of Greg Hands Greg Hands The Minister of State, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

I have to confess that I am not able, at this moment, to shed light on subsection (7)(b) and why section 171 of the 2004 Act should be so amended. I pledge to write to the hon. Gentleman—I will copy in Committee members—to clarify why omission of that part of the 2004 Act is proposed.

Photo of James Gray James Gray Ceidwadwyr, North Wiltshire

Is that acceptable, Dr Whitehead?

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 33 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 34 to 42 ordered to stand part of the Bill.