Smart Meters Bill: Commons Second Reading

24 October 2017

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Smart Meters Bill in the House of Commons on Tuesday 24 October 2017.

The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Greg Clark, opened the debate.

Shadow Business Secretary, Rebecca Long-Bailey, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The Bill passed Second Reading without a division and will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee.

The Smart Meters Bill 2017-19

Summary of the Bill

The Smart Meters Bill aims to:

  • Extend existing powers the Secretary of State has to develop, amend and oversee regulations relating to smart metering.
  • Introduce a special administration regime for the national smart meter communication and data service provider to ensure the service continues to be provided in the unlikely event of its insolvency.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Smart Meters 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 and their staff 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 Second Reading.

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