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Energy Act 2004

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Payments into Scottish Consolidated Fund

187Payments of sums raised by fossil fuel levy

(1)If the Scottish Ministers so direct, the person prescribed under section 33(1)(b) of the 1989 Act (collection of fossil fuel levy) must pay an amount into the Scottish Consolidated Fund out of money that has been paid under section 33(5A) of that Act.

(2)The Scottish Ministers shall, in making budget proposals to the Scottish Parliament, include provision that the required amount for the financial year to which the proposals relate be used for the purpose of promoting the use of energy from renewable sources.

(3)In subsection (2)—

  • “budget proposals” means proposals made, in relation to each Bill for a Budget Act, for the use of resources;

  • “the required amount” means an amount of money equal to the total of the amounts paid into the Scottish Consolidated Fund under subsection (1) in the financial year in question; and

  • “renewable sources” means sources of energy other than fossil fuel or nuclear fuel.

(4)In subsection (3), “fossil fuel” means coal, substances produced directly or indirectly from coal, lignite, natural gas, crude liquid petroleum, or petroleum products (and “natural gas” and “petroleum products” have the same meanings as in the Energy Act 1976 (c. 76)).

(5)The Scottish Ministers' duty under subsection (2) is without prejudice to any power or duty of theirs apart from this section to spend money for the purpose mentioned in that subsection.

(6)In this section references to section 33 of the 1989 Act are references to that section as it has effect in Scotland.

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