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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 21 March 2017

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments remaining before the Committee and

 

includes any withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been

 

arranged in accordance with the Order of the Committee [14 March 2017].

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

14

 

Clause  12,  page  7,  line  38,  after “security” insert “and provide safeguards against

 

hacking”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that smart charge points must have measures in place to safeguard

 

against the risk of being hacked.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

15

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  1,  leave out from “consult” to end and insert—

 

“(a)    

the National Grid,

 

(b)    

large fuel retailers and service area operators as defined under section 10,

 

and

 

(c)    

any other such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Secretary of State to consult specifically with the National

 

Grid, large fuel retailers and service area operators before introducing regulations.


 
 

Public Bill Committee: 21 March 2017                  

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Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

16

 

Clause  15,  page  9,  leave out line 14

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment makes the first regulations made under section 12 subject to an affirmative

 

resolution.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

30

 

Clause  16,  page  11,  line  31,  at end insert—

 

“(5)    

Within five years of this Act receiving Royal Assent, the Secretary of State must

 

conduct a review of the process for appealing against modification of licence

 

conditions.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Secretary of State to review the modification appeals process within

 

five years.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

29

 

Schedule  1,  page  22,  line  17,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

An owner or manager whose interests are materially affected under subsection

 

(2)(c) may be defined by regulations made by the Secretary of State following

 

consultation on and publication of the criteria used to determine whether such

 

persons are deemed materially affected.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Government to clarify what other persons or parties they intend

 

to permit to appeal, who are not directly affected by licence modifications but may be considered

 

materially affected.

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 21 March 2017                  

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Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

22

 

Clause  18,  page  13,  line  20,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

The Government must publish a review within one year of this Act receiving

 

Royal Assent the impact on UK consumers using EU-based companies affected

 

by changes to consumer protection introduced by this section.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Government to regularly review the impact of the new regulation to

 

ensure that it is working and not adversely affecting UK consumers using EU-based companies.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

23

 

Clause  19,  page  14,  line  5,  after “unless” insert “a full impact assessment and

 

consultation is published and a”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Government to undertake a full impact assessment and consultation

 

before bringing forward regulations to create any new air travel trusts through an affirmative

 

resolution.

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

24

 

Clause  21,  page  16,  line  5,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

must be accompanied by an assessment of how the designation would

 

affect existing DVSA testing facilities and staff.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Government to review and report how any new designated premises

 

may adversely impact existing DVSA testing facilities and staff.

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

25

 

Clause  22,  page  16,  line  39,  leave out from “and” to end of the subsection and

 

insert “or

 

(b)    

he or she shines or directs a laser beam at a fixed installation involved in

 

traffic control.”


 
 

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Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure the act of shining a laser itself is the offence without the need for

 

explicitly proving persons with control of a vehicle were dazzled. The replacement lines also

 

ensure that it is an offence for persons shining a laser at traffic control towers.

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

10

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  9,  leave out “five” and insert “ten”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would increase the maximum term of imprisonment from five years to 10 years

 

for conviction on indictment for the offence of shining or directing a laser at a vehicle.

 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

26

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  line  17,  after “take-off,” insert “including during taxiing”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment clarifies that shining a laser at a plane while it is being taxied around an airport

 

is covered under the offence.

 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

27

 

Clause  22,  page  17,  leave out lines 19 to 23.

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

Consequential amendment following amendment 25 to Clause 22.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

28

 

Clause  23,  page  18,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“(6A)    

The Secretary of State must collect and publish quarterly statistics relating to

 

fixed penalty notices and diversionary courses, including—

 

(a)    

the number of persons issued with a fixed penalty notice after attending

 

a diversionary course,

 

(b)    

a breakdown of the number of persons under subsection 6A(a) by police

 

and crime commissioner geographical area.

 

(6B)    

The Secretary of State must publish a review into the diversionary courses in

 

place of the issuance of fixed penalty notices, which includes—

 

(a)    

effectiveness in improving driver education,

 

(b)    

impact on road safety and incidents.”


 
 

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Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Government to collect and publish statistics about reoffending rates

 

for persons issued with fixed penalty notices after a diversionary course and to review the impact

 

and effectiveness of diversionary courses in place of fixed penalty notices.

 


 

New Clauses

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

NC1

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Automated vehicles and criminal liability

 

(1)    

Where a road traffic offence is committed by an automated vehicle which is

 

driving itself, neither the owner of the vehicle nor the occupant who would be

 

deemed to be in charge of the vehicle, shall be liable for the offence unless the

 

following condition applies.

 

(2)    

The condition is that the owner or occupant of the vehicle knew, or ought

 

reasonably to have known, before the journey began that an offence was likely to

 

be committed.”

 


 

Sir Greg Knight

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

NC2

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Access to driving log and recorded data

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must set out in regulations a system for owning, recording,

 

monitoring and accessing data produced by automated vehicles.

 

(2)    

These regulations must make provision for—

 

(a)    

the format and content of the data recorded by automated vehicles,

 

(b)    

how such data may be shared between interested parties, and

 

(c)    

any limitation that should be placed on how that data can be shared or

 

used.

 

(3)    

Where a statutory instrument contains the first regulations made under this

 

section, the instrument may not be made unless a draft of it has been laid before

 

Parliament and approved by a resolution of each House.

 

(4)    

A statutory instrument containing regulation under this section, that is not the first

 

such regulation made under this section, is subject to annulment in pursuance of

 

a resolution of either House of Parliament.”

 



 
 

Public Bill Committee: 21 March 2017                  

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Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC3

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Strategy for encouraging uptake of electric vehicles

 

The Secretary of State must, within 12 months, lay a report before Parliament

 

setting out a strategy to further encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in the

 

United Kingdom.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to bring forward a broader Government

 

strategy to address the issue of encouraging the uptake of electric vehicles in the United Kingdom.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC4

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Air pollution and vehicle technology

 

The Secretary of State must, within 12 months, lay a report before Parliament

 

setting out a strategy for using vehicle technologies, including electric vehicles,

 

to contribute to meeting Government ambitions relating to air pollution and the

 

UK’s climate change obligations.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to bring forward a strategy for using vehicle

 

technology to address the issue of air pollution in the UK.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC5

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Review of regulations in Part 2

 

(1)    

Within 12 months, and once in each 12 month period thereafter, the Secretary of

 

State must lay a report before Parliament on the regulations made using powers

 

granted in Part 2 of this Act.

 

(2)    

The report must consider—

 

(a)    

the effectiveness of the regulations,

 

(b)    

the impact the regulations are having on public charge point operators,

 

(c)    

the impact the regulations are having on fuel retailers,

 

(d)    

the impact the regulations are having on the National Grid, and


 
 

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Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, continued

 
 

(e)    

how the regulations are impacting on the uptake of electric vehicles.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Secretary of State to lay a report before Parliament each year

 

assessing the effectiveness and impact of the regulations in Part 2.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC6

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Licensing and accreditation scheme for technicians working on automated

 

and electric vehicles

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must by regulations establish a scheme for the licensing

 

and accreditation of technicians working on automated and electric vehicles.

 

(2)    

The scheme must include details of—

 

(a)    

which professional body will operate the licensing and accreditation of

 

technicians,

 

(b)    

how the licensing and accreditation scheme will operate,

 

(c)    

a minimum level of training for technicians working on automated and

 

electric vehicles, and

 

(d)    

how a list of accredited individuals will be prepared and kept up-to-date.

 

(3)    

In this section “working on automated and electric vehicles” includes isolating,

 

inspecting, repairing and maintaining vehicles that are listed under section 1 of

 

this Act.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Government to bring forward regulations for technicians

 

working on automated and electric vehicles in order to ensure they are properly trained,

 

accredited and licensed to carry out that work. This would be regulated by a professional body

 

who would operate a licensing scheme for those technicians.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Cyber Security and hacking of automated and electric vehicles

 

The Secretary of State must, within the next 12 months, consult with such persons

 

as the Secretary of State considers appropriate on what steps will be required for


 
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