The Utilities Act 2000 (Amendment of Section 105) Order 2019

Document Number:2019 No. 931
Coming into force:Coming into force on the 01/07/2019
 
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Statutory Instruments

Energy

Made

13 th May 2019

Laid before Parliament

15 th May 2019

Coming into force

1 st July 2019

The Secretary of State makes the following Order in exercise of the powers conferred by section 105(7) of the Utilities Act 2000(1).

Citation and commencement

  1. This Order may be cited as the Utilities Act 2000 (Amendment of Section 105) Order 2019 and comes into force on 1 st July 2019.

    Amendment of the Utilities Act 2000

  2. In section 105(3) of the Utilities Act 2000(2) (general restrictions on disclosure of information) , after paragraph (aza) insert—

    “(azb) it is made for the purpose of facilitating the performance of any functions of the Authority(3) under the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act 2018(4);”.

    Kelly Tolhurst

    Minister for Small Business, Consumer and Corporate Responsibility

    Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

    13 th May 2019

    EXPLANATORY NOTE

    (This note is not part of the Order)

    Section 105 of the Utilities Act 2000 provides a general restriction on the disclosure of certain information, subject to a number of specified exceptions. This Order amends that provision to allow for disclosure for the purpose of facilitating the performance of any function of the Authority under the Domestic Gas and Electricity (Tariff Cap) Act 2018 (c. 21). The Authority means the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority.

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