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21st December 2011
Coming into force in accordance with article 1
The Secretary of State makes this Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 33BC of the Gas Act 1986(1), section 41A of the Electricity Act 1989(2) and section 103 of the Utilities Act 2000(3).
The Secretary of State has consulted the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority, the National Consumer Council(4), electricity generators, electricity distributors, electricity suppliers, gas transporters, gas suppliers and such other persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.
A draft of this instrument has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament pursuant to section 33BC(12) of the Gas Act 1986, section 41A(12) of the Electricity Act 1989 and section 103(5) of the Utilities Act 2000.
1986 c.44. Section 33BC was inserted (as section 33BB) by section 10(1) of, and Schedule 3, paragraph 36 to the Gas Act 1995 (c.45). Section 33BB was substituted for (and renumbered as) section 33BC by section 99 of the Utilities Act 2000 (c.27). This section was also amended by sections 15 and 17 of , and paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Schedule to, the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 (c.19) and section 79 of, and Schedule 8 to, the Climate Change Act 2008 (c.27).
1989 c.29. Section 41A was substituted for section 41 by section 70 of the Utilities Act 2000 (c.27) and amended by sections 16 and 17 of, and paragraphs 4 and 5 of the Schedule to, the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006 (c.19) and section 79 of, and Schedule 8 to, the Climate Change Act 2008 (c.27).
The National Consumer Council replaced the Gas and Electricity Consumer Council, see section 30 of the Consumer, Estate Agents and Redress Act 2007 (c.17).
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