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(1)The Secretary of State may modify—
(a)a condition of a particular licence under section 7A(1) of the Gas Act 1986 (gas supply licences);
(b)the standard conditions incorporated in licences under that provision by virtue of section 8 of that Act;
(c)a condition of a particular licence under section 6(1)(d) of the Electricity Act 1989 (electricity supply licences);
(d)the standard conditions incorporated in licences under that provision by virtue of section 8A of that Act;
(e)a document maintained in accordance with the conditions of licences under section 7A(1) of the Gas Act 1986 or section 6(1)(d) of the Electricity Act 1989 or an agreement that gives effect to a document so maintained.
(2)The power under subsection (1) may be exercised for the purpose only of making provision—
(a)as to the steps which are to be taken by the holder of a licence following a bill payer's default in making green deal payments to the holder of the licence,
(b)as to the circumstances in which the holder of a licence may disconnect the supply to a green deal property following such a default, or
(c)enabling, in specified circumstances, the holder of a licence to require from a bill payer a deposit by way of security for green deal payments to be made by the bill payer.
(3)For the purposes of this section “green deal payments” and “green deal property” are to be read in accordance with section 17(7).
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