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Part 6 E+W+S+N.I.General

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103Offences by bodies corporate etcE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Where an offence is committed by a body corporate and is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to neglect on the part of, an officer of the body corporate, that officer (as well as the body corporate) is guilty of the offence and is liable to be proceeded against and dealt with accordingly.

(2)Where the affairs of a body corporate are managed by its members, subsection (1) applies in relation to the acts and defaults of a member in connection with the member's functions of management as it applies to an officer of the body corporate.

(3)Where an offence—

(a)is committed by a Scottish firm, and

(b)is proved to have been committed with the consent or connivance of, or to be attributable to any neglect on the part of, a partner of the firm,

the partner (as well as the firm) is guilty of the offence and liable to be proceeded with and dealt with accordingly.

(4)In this section—

  • offence” means an offence under this Act;

  • officer”, in relation to a body corporate, means—

    (a)

    any director, secretary or other similar officer of the body corporate, or

    (b)

    any person who was purporting to act in any such capacity.

104Subordinate legislationE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Orders and regulations made by the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers under this Act are to be made by statutory instrument.

(2)An instrument to which this subsection applies may—

(a)provide for a person to exercise a discretion in dealing with any matter;

(b)include incidental, supplementary and consequential provision;

(c)make transitory or transitional provisions or savings;

(d)make provision generally, only in relation to specified cases or subject to exceptions (including provision for a case to be excepted only so long as conditions specified in the instrument are satisfied);

(e)make different provision for different cases or circumstances or for different purposes.

(3)Subsection (2) applies to—

(a)an Order in Council under this Act,

(b)an order or regulations made by the Secretary of State or the Scottish Ministers under this Act (other than an order which contains provision made under section 110 (commencement) only).

(4)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (2)(b) or (c) includes provision modifying any provision made by or under an Act or an Act of the Scottish Parliament (whenever passed or made).

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Commencement Information

I1S. 104 partly in force; s. 104 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent, see s. 110(1)(b)

105Parliamentary control of subordinate legislationE+W+S+N.I.

(1)A statutory instrument containing an Order in Council, order or regulations under this Act is subject to annulment in pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.

(2)Subsection (1) does not apply to—

(a)an order which contains, or regulations which contain, (whether alone or together with other provision) provision made under—

(i)section 13 (importation and storage of combustible gas: inspectors),

(ii)section 27 (carbon dioxide storage: inspectors),

(iii)section 41(6) (feed-in tariffs for small-scale electricity generation),

(iv)section 45(6)(a) (power to specify matters as designated technical matters),

(v)section 62(1) (power to apply Chapter 1 of Part 3 to other nuclear installations), or

(vi)section 100 (renewable heat incentives);

(b)an order, regulations or Order in Council which contains (whether alone or together with other provision) provision which, by virtue of section 43(3)(b), 86(3), 90(3), 104(4), 107(2)(a) or 109(3)(a) modifies an Act or an Act of the Scottish Parliament;

(c)an order which contains provision made under section 110 (commencement orders) only.

(3)No order, regulations or recommendation to make an Order in Council, within subsection (2)(a) or (b), may be made unless a draft of the order, regulations or Order in Council has been laid before, and approved by a resolution of, each House of Parliament.

(4)In the case of a statutory instrument containing an order or regulations made by the Scottish Ministers, this section has effect as if—

(a)in subsection (1) the reference to either House of Parliament were a reference to the Scottish Parliament,

(b)in subsection (2)(b) for “107(2)(a)” there were substituted “ 107(3)(a) ”, and

(c)in subsection (3) the reference to each House of Parliament were a reference to the Scottish Parliament.

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Commencement Information

I2S. 105 partly in force; s. 105 in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent, see s. 110(1)(b)

106InterpretationE+W+S+N.I.

In this Act—

  • functions” includes powers and duties;

  • modify” includes amend, add to, revoke or repeal (and references to “modifications” are to be construed accordingly);

  • territorial sea” means the territorial sea adjacent to the United Kingdom.

107Minor and consequential amendmentsE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Schedule 5 contains minor and consequential amendments.

(2)The Secretary of State may by order make such modifications of—

(a)an Act, or Act of the Scottish Parliament, passed before the end of the session in which this Act was passed, or

(b)an instrument made before the end of that session,

as the Secretary of State considers appropriate in consequence of this Act.

(3)The Scottish Ministers may by order make such modifications of—

(a)an Act, or Act of the Scottish Parliament, passed before the end of the session in which this Act was passed, or

(b)an instrument made before the end of that session,

as the Scottish Ministers consider appropriate in consequence of Chapter 3 of Part 1 of this Act as that Chapter applies in relation to the territorial sea adjacent to Scotland (within the meaning of that Chapter) or in relation to functions of the Scottish Ministers.

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Commencement Information

I3S. 107 partly in force; s. 107(1) in force for certain purposes at Royal Assent, see s. 110(1)(e)

Prospective

108RepealsE+W+S+N.I.

Schedule 6 contains repeals (including repeals of spent provisions).

Prospective

109Transitional provision etcE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Secretary of State may by order make any transitional, transitory or saving provision which appears appropriate in consequence of, or otherwise in connection with, this Act.

(2)The Scottish Ministers may by order make any transitional, transitory or saving provision which appears appropriate in consequence of, or otherwise in connection with, Chapter 3 of Part 1 of this Act as that Chapter applies in relation to the territorial sea adjacent to Scotland (within the meaning of that Chapter) or in relation to functions of the Scottish Ministers.

(3)The provision which may be made by virtue of subsection (1) or (2) includes provision modifying any provision made by—

(a)an Act, or Act of the Scottish Parliament, passed before the end of the session in which this Act was passed, or

(b)an instrument made before the end of that session.

(4)Provision made under this section is additional, and without prejudice, to that made by or under any other provision of this Act.

110CommencementE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The following provisions come into force on the day on which this Act is passed—

(a)section 37, so far as is necessary for enabling the exercise on or after that day of any power to make an order that is conferred by virtue of that section, and section 38(1);

(b)sections 88 to 91 (and sections 104 and 105 in so far as those sections apply in relation to orders made under section 90(3)) and Schedule 4;

(c)section 102;

(d)this section and sections 106, 111, 112 and 113;

(e)paragraph 5 of Schedule 5 (and section 107(1) so far as it relates to that paragraph).

(2)Subject to that, the provisions of this Act come into force on such day as may be appointed by order of the Secretary of State.

(3)An order under this section may—

(a)include incidental, supplementary and consequential provision;

(b)make transitory or transitional provisions or savings;

(c)make different provision for different cases or circumstances or for different purposes.

111Financial provisionsE+W+S+N.I.

The following are to be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

(a)any expenditure incurred by the Secretary of State by virtue of this Act;

(b)any expenditure incurred by the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority by virtue of this Act;

(c)any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable out of money so provided under any other enactment.

112ExtentE+W+S+N.I.

(1)Subject to subsections (2) to (5), this Act extends to England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

(2)The following provisions extend to England and Wales and Scotland only—

(a)section 38 (renewables obligation: supplemental provision);

(b)sections 41 to 43 (feed-in tariffs for small-scale electricity generation);

(c)section 80 to 82 (third party access to oil processing facilities);

(d)sections 84 to 86 (power to amend licence conditions: transmission systems);

(e)sections 88 to 90 (smart meters);

(f)sections 92 to 97 (gas and electricity meters);

(g)section 99 (electricity safety);

(h)section 100 (renewable heat incentives);

(i)section 102 (general duties of Authority and Secretary of State).

(3)Chapter 1 of Part 3 (other than section 65) (nuclear decommissioning) extends to England and Wales and Northern Ireland only.

(4)Section 40(2) to (4) (the Northern Ireland renewables obligation) extend to Northern Ireland only.

(5)An amendment or repeal contained in this Act has the same extent as the enactment or relevant part of the enactment to which the amendment or repeal relates.

113Short titleE+W+S+N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Energy Act 2008.

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