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An Act to make provision for the payment of charges under Schedule 6 to the Climate Change Act 2008 for single use carrier bags to the Department of the Environment; and for connected purposes.
[4th May 2011]
BE IT ENACTED by being passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly and assented to by Her Majesty as follows:
1—(1) In Part 1 of Schedule 6 to the Climate Change Act 2008 (c. 27) (powers to make regulations about charges for single use carrier bags), after paragraph 4 (amount of charge) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—
“4A—(1) This paragraph applies to regulations made by the Department in relation to Northern Ireland.
(2) The regulations may require the seller to pay to the Department—
(a)the gross proceeds of the charge, or
(b)the net proceeds of the charge.
(3) Paragraph 7(3)(c) does not apply to any amount required by regulations made under this paragraph to be paid to the Department.
(4) In this paragraph—
“the Department” means the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland;
“gross proceeds of the charge” means the amount received by the seller by way of charges for single use carrier bags;
“net proceeds of the charge” means the seller's gross proceeds of the charge reduced by such amounts as may be specified.”.
(2) In section 77(4) of that Act (regulations subject to affirmative resolution procedure), after paragraph (a) there shall be inserted the following paragraph—
“(aa)they are to be made by the Department of the Environment in Northern Ireland under paragraph 4A of the Schedule;”.
2 This Act may be cited as the Single Use Carrier Bags Act (Northern Ireland) 2011.
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