Energy Bill — Schedule 14 — Make Consumer Redress Orders Retrospective — 3 Jun 2013 at 20:30
The majority of MPs voted against making a new law requiring energy companies provide redress to consumers who suffer as a result of breaches of regulatory requirements apply to breaches which occurred prior to the law coming into force.
- amendment 2, page 192, line 9, leave out subsection (4).
This would have left our subsection (4) of Clause 30N of Schedule 14 of the Energy Bill.
This clause, which remained in the Bill following the vote, stated:
- The power of the Authority to make a consumer redress order is not exercisable in respect of any contravention before the coming into force of Schedule 14 to the Energy Act 2013.
ie. it made clear that the new law would not be retrospective.
Consumer redress orders require energy companies which breach licence conditions or other relevant regulatory requirements to provide redress to consumers who suffer loss, damage or inconvenience as a result of the breach.
-  Parliament's webpage on the Energy Bill (Now the Energy Act 2013
-  Amendment sheet for consideration of the Energy Bill on 3 Jun 2013
-  Webpage containing page 192 of the Energy Bill as it stood on the 9th of May 2013
-  Explanatory Notes to the Energy Bill as introduced in the House of Commons on 9th May 2013
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||228 (+2 tell)||1||0||75.7%|
|Lab||0||208 (+2 tell)||0||81.4%|
|Penny Mordaunt||Portsmouth North||Con (front bench)||aye|