Electricity Regulation Bill, 1998: Order for Second Stage.

Bill entitled an Act to enable effect to be given to Directive No. 96/92/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 December, 1996, to establish the Commission for Electricity Regulation, to give power to that Commission to grant licences to generate and supply electricity and to grant authorisations to construct generating stations, to provide for access to the transmission or distribution system by holders of licences, holders of authorisations or by eligible customers, to amend and repeal certain provisions of the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1927, and to provide for related matters.

I move: "That Second Stage be taken now."

Question put and agreed to.