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Climate Change and Energy (No. 2) Bill 2019
#11
Mr. Speaker,
First of all, I thank the Prime Minister for her amendment.  I will say that it most assuredly moves finely to address my concern about the nuclear matter.

I have one further amendment to offer, of a somewhat technical nature, but I hope that the Prime Minister will find it to their satisfaction.  I propose the following:

Amendment 2

Amend Section 8 (1) as follows:
"Any sums not withdrawn from the account by the energy producer after twenty-four months will revert to HM Treasury and ring fenced for supplemental investment into increasing energy production from renewable energy resources. The Secretary may extend or waive this time limit in the event that funds which have not been withdrawn have been committed to a project which has been delayed or blocked due to circumstances outside the control of the company."

The intent of this amendment should be clear...we want companies to invest in alternative fuel sources, but when construction is delayed because of a bad construction season or damage from a round of particularly unpleasant weather, or the project is thrown off course because of a lawsuit or an unanticipated and impossible to predict planning permission fight, I believe we need to make allowances for those withdrawals to be deferred accordingly.  Obviously, my amendment does not make such deferrals automatic, but the added flexibility to permit this would, I suspect, be of great relief to companies with experience facing both troublesome weather and difficult legal sagas.  The requirement is still there that the funds be allocated to a project to be eligible for the extension/waiver of the time limit, so there should be no ability to play games indefinitely extending funds, and the Secretary will still have the ability to deny unreasonable requests.
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#12
Mr Speaker,

Amendment 2 is accepted by the Government.
Caroline Blakesley MP DCB
Prime Minister (June 2019-)
MP for Manchester Central (2015-) | Labour
Traits: Fundraising Extraordionare, Campaign Guru, Media Darling, Constituency Pariah
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#13
Order!

Division, clear the lobbies!
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#14
AYE
Grant Smith
Liberal Democrat MP for Leeds North West (2005-present)

Media Unknown, Constituency Appeal, Campaign Organiser, Fundraiser Extraordinaire 
Previously: Sir Lachlan Domnhall Coinneach Duncan MacMahon; Graham Adiputera; I think I played some dull Labour bloke at one point
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#15
Aye
The Rt. Hon. Sir James C. McCrimmon OBE
MP for West Ham (2005-present)
Chairman of the Labour Party (2019-present)
Secretary of State for Transport and Infrastructure (2019-present)

Traits: Campaigning Guru, Backbench Favourite, Media Unknown
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#16
Aye
Caroline Blakesley MP DCB
Prime Minister (June 2019-)
MP for Manchester Central (2015-) | Labour
Traits: Fundraising Extraordionare, Campaign Guru, Media Darling, Constituency Pariah
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#17
Aye
James Arnold MP
Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside (May 2015-)
Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (June 2016-August 2018)
Momentum
Soft Brexiteer

Constituency Appeal/Backbench Favourite/Finite Resources
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#18
Aye
Tommy Dawson
Labour MP for Sheffield Brightside (1979-Present)
Socialist Campaign Group.
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#19
Aye
Walter A. Mead MP
Minister for the Arts (2019-present)
MP for Wolverhampton South West (2015-present)
Blairite Progress, voted for Syrian Airstrikes
Constituency Appeal | Campaigning Guru | Maverick
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#20
Aye
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