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Call for Evidence

Downstream Oil Resilience Bill

On 7 June the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy published the draft Downstream Oil Resilience Bill. The draft Bill’s publication follows a public consultation on Fuel Resilience Measures in October – December 2017.

The Department published its response to the consultation in April 2018.

Interested stakeholders are invited to submit evidence on any of the questions outlined below. The Committee particularly welcomes submissions from those in the refinery/supply, wholesale, infrastructure, haulier, retail and end-user sectors.

The closing date for submissions is Monday 12th July.

 

• Is the Government’s policy on fuel resilience appropriate and effective?

• How well does the draft Bill, as currently drafted, meet the Government’s policy stated policy intentions?

• Are the measures contained within the draft Downstream Oil Resilience Bill necessary and proportionate? Is the Bill necessary, given existing emergency powers under the Energy Act 1976 and the Civil Contingencies Act 2004?

• How did the Government’s 2017 consultation on Fuel Resilience Measures inform the draft Downstream Oil Resilience Bill?

• Have the views of stakeholders been taken account of in the draft Downstream Oil Resilience Bill?

• Are the measures contained within the draft Downstream Oil Resilience Bill, appropriate, sensible and workable?

• Do stakeholders have any other concerns about the draft Bill?

 

This call for written evidence has now closed.

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