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The Electricity Act 1989 (Commencement No.1) Order 1989

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1989 No. 1369 (C.49)

ELECTRICITY

The Electricity Act 1989 (Commencement No.1) Order 1989

Made

2nd August 1989

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred by section 113(2) of the Electricity Act 1989(1) and of all other enabling powers, hereby makes the following Order:–

1.  This Order may be cited as the Electricity Act 1989 (Commencement No.1) Order 1989.

2.—(1) The provisions of the Electricity Act 1989 specified in the first column of Part I of the Schedule to this Order (which relate to the matters specified in the second column of that Schedule) shall come into force on 1st September 1989.

(2) The provisions of that Act specified in the first column of Part II of that Schedule (which likewise relate to the matters specified in the second column of that Schedule) shall come into force on 1st October 1989.

John Wakeham

One of Her Majesty’s Principal Secretaries of State

2nd August 1989

SCHEDULE

Article 2(1)

Part IProvisions coming into force on 1st September 1989

Provisions of the ActSubject matter of provisions
Section 1.The Director General of Electricity Supply.
Section 2.Consumers' Committees.
Section 6(9), for the purpose of the interpretation of section 2(7).Meaning of “authorised area” and “public electricity supplier.”
Section 86.Discharge of certain advances and loans made to existing bodies.
Section 106.Regulations and orders.
Section 107.Directions.
Section 110.Financial provisions.
Section 111.General interpretation.
Section 113Short title, commencement and extent.
Schedule 1.The Director General of Electricity Supply.
Schedule 2.Consumers' Committees.

Article 2(2)

Part IIProvisions coming into force on 1st October 1989

Provisions of the ActSubject matter of provisions
In section 64, the definition of “prescribed”, for the purpose of the interpretation of that expression in Schedules 14 and 15.Interpretation etc. of Part I.
Sections 65 to 70.Transfers to successor companies.
Section 89.Payments for the use of tax losses.
Section 91.Electricity Stock.
Section 92.Abolition of central guarantee fund.
Section 94.Construction of references to property, rights and liabilities.
Section 95.Other interpretation of Part II.
Section 97.Financial assistance for discharge of nuclear liabilities.
Section 104.Amendment etc. of Electricity Supply Pension Scheme.
Section 105.Amendment etc. of Scottish Pension Schemes.
Schedule 10.Transfers under sections 66 and 67.
Schedule 12.Nuclear liabilities: financial assistance.
Schedule 14.The Electricity Supply Pension Scheme.
Schedule 15.The Scottish Pension Schemes.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order brings into force:–

(a)on 1st September 1989, the provisions of sections 1 and 2 of, and Schedules 1 and 2 to, the Electricity Act 1989 (which relate to the Director General of Electricity Supply and consumers' committees) and certain interpretation and supplementary provisions; and

(b)on 1st October 1989, provisions in Part II of the Electricity Act 1989 (which relate to transfers to successor companies, payment for the use of tax losses, Electricity Stock and the abolition of the central guarantee fund), and in Part III of the Act (which relate to the provision of financial assistance for the discharge of nuclear liabilities and to the amendment of the Electricity Supply Pension Scheme and Scottish Pension Schemes) together with certain interpretation provisions, including the definition of “prescribed” in section 64 which is brought into force on 1st October 1989 since this word is used in Schedules 14 and 15.

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