MPs voted by 396 to 8 to approve the third reading of the Bill, which has now completed all its stages in the Commons and moves to the House of Lords for consideration.
Report stage day two and third reading of the Energy Bill
Day two of the report stage and the third reading of the Energy Bill took place on Tuesday 4 June 2013.
Report stage day one of the Energy Bill
Day one of the report stage on the Bill took place on Monday 3 June 2013.
Summary of the Energy Bill
The Energy Bill makes provision for reforming the electricity market for purposes of encouraging low carbon electricity generation or ensuring security of supply, and for the establishment and functions of the Office for Nuclear Regulation.
It also make provision about the government pipe-line and storage system and rights exercisable in relation to it; about the designation of a strategy and policy statement; for the making of orders requiring regulated persons to provide redress to consumers of gas or electricity; about offshore transmission of electricity during a commissioning period; and for imposing further fees in respect of nuclear decommissioning costs.
Progress of the Energy Bill
The Bill was introduced in the House of Commons in the 2012-13 session on 29 November 2012. The Bill was one of five which were selected by the Government to carry over into the 2013-14 session.
Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Energy Bill and find out how a bill becomes an Act of Parliament.
House of Commons Library analysis
The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial. The Library has published a briefing paper for the Committee Stage.
What happens next?
The Bill will now be introduced in the House of Lords for consideration at a date to be announced.
What is the report stage of a bill?
The report stage gives MPs an opportunity, on the floor of the House, to consider any further amendments (proposals for change) to a bill which has been examined in a public bill committee or on the floor of the House. There is no set time period between the end of committee stage and the start of the report stage.
What happens at report stage?
All MPs may speak and vote. For lengthy or complex bills, the debates may be spread over several days. All MPs can suggest amendments to the bill or new clauses (parts) that they think should be added.
What happens after report stage?
Report stage is usually followed immediately by debate on the bill's third reading.
What happens at third reading?
Debate on the bill is usually short, and limited to what is actually in the bill, rather than, as at second reading, what might have been included.
Amendments (proposals for change) cannot be made to a bill at a third reading in the Commons. At the end of the debate, the House decides (votes on) whether to approve the third reading of the bill.
What happens after third reading?
If the bill started in the Commons it goes to the House of Lords for its first reading.
If the bill started in the Lords it returns to the House of Lords for consideration of any amendments the Commons has made.