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(1)Schedule 2B to the Gas Act 1986 (the gas code) is amended as follows.
(2)In paragraph 6A(1) for paragraph (a) substitute—
“(a)the sum is owed to an authorised supplier—
(i)in respect of the supply of gas to the premises on which the meter is installed,
(ii)in respect of the provision of the meter, or
(iii)under a green deal plan (within the meaning of section 1 of the Energy Act 2011) in respect of the premises; or”.
(3)In paragraph 7(1) for paragraphs (a) and (b) substitute—
“(a)a demand in writing is made by a gas supplier for any of the relevant payments to be made by a consumer; and
(b)the consumer does not make those payments within 28 days after the making of the demand.”
(4)After paragraph 7(1) insert—
“(1A)A payment is a relevant payment for the purposes of sub-paragraph (1) if it is due to the gas supplier from the consumer—
(a)in respect of the supply of gas to any premises of the consumer (in this paragraph referred to as “the premises”); or
(b)under a green deal plan (within the meaning of section 1 of the Energy Act 2011) in respect of the premises.”
(5)In each of paragraphs 7(4)(b) and (5) for “charges” substitute “ payments ”.
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