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(1)The Electricity Act 1989 is amended as follows.
(2)In section 106 (regulations and orders), in subsection (1) after “conferred by” insert “ section 23, ”.
(3)In paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 (consumption to be monitored by appropriate meters)—
(a)for sub-paragraph (7) substitute—
“(7)In relation to a dispute arising under this paragraph between an electricity supplier and a customer, section 23 of this Act applies with the substitution, for references to the Authority (and references treated as references to the Authority) of references to the Secretary of State.”, and
(b)in sub-paragraphs (8) and (9), after “section 23 of this Act” insert “ (as modified by sub-paragraph (7)) ”.
(4)In paragraph 4 of that Schedule (appointment of meter examiners)—
(a)in sub-paragraph (2) after “examiners” insert “ employed in the civil service of the State ”,
(b)after that sub-paragraph insert—
“(2A)The Secretary of State may pay, out of money provided by Parliament, to meter examiners who are not employed in the civil service of the State or to any employer of such examiners—
(a)sums in connection with the performance by such examiners of functions conferred by or under this Schedule or electricity meter regulations (within the meaning of section 95 of the Energy Act 2008), and
(b)sums in respect of any pension payable to or in respect of such examiners.”, and
(c)in sub-paragraph (3) after “examiners” insert “ employed in the civil service of the State ”.
(5)In paragraph 5 of that Schedule (certification of meters), in sub-paragraph (4)(b) after “paid” (in the first place) insert “ to meter examiners employed in the civil service of the State ”.
(6)In paragraph 6 of that Schedule (apparatus for testing etc of meters), in sub-paragraph (2) for “their functions under” substitute “ functions conferred by or under ”.
(7)In paragraph 7 of that Schedule (testing etc of meters)—
(a)in sub-paragraph (1) after “examiner” insert “ employed in the civil service of the State ”, and
(b)in sub-paragraph (3) after “paid” (in the first place) insert “ to meter examiners employed in the civil service of the State ”.
(8)For paragraph 10 of that Schedule (meters to be kept in proper order), for sub-paragraph (2A) substitute—
“(2A)In relation to a dispute arising under this paragraph between an electricity supplier and a customer, section 23 of this Act applies, with the substitution for references to the Authority (and references treated as references to the Authority) of references to the Secretary of State.”
(9)In paragraph 13 of that Schedule (interpretation) for the definition of “regulations” substitute—
(a)in paragraph 12, regulations made by the Authority with the consent of the Secretary of State, and
(b)in every other case, regulations made by the Secretary of State.”
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