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Energy Act 2013

Section 136: Principal objective and general duties in preparation of statement

559.Subsection (1) provides that the principal objective and general duties found in sections 4AA to 4B of the Gas Act 1986 apply to the Secretary of State when determining the policy outcomes (determination of which is defined as the “relevant function” in subsection (3)) for any strategy and policy statement (be it the first statement or subsequent amended statements).

560.Subsection (2) makes identical provision for the principal objective and general duties in sections 3A to 3D of the Electricity Act 1989.

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