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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Tuesday 21 March 2017

 

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Public Bill Committee


 

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includes any withdrawn amendments at the end.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].

 


 

A Clause (NC4) (Air pollution and vehicle technology) — (Richard Burden) Brought

 

up, and read the first time as follows—

 

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.

 

Question proposed, That the Clause be read a second time.

 

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.


 
 

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(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

 

(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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the effective cyber security of automated and electric vehicles to protect those

 

vehicles against hacking.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Government to consult on the risks of automated and electric

 

vehicles being hacked and to ensure that measures are in place to address this.

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC8

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Consultation on the collection and use of data from automated and electric

 

vehicles

 

The Secretary of State must consult with such persons as the Secretary of State

 

considers appropriate on the collection and use of data from automated and

 

electric vehicles. The consultation must address—

 

(a)    

who is responsible for collecting data from automated and electric

 

vehicles and from any associated charging or network infrastructure used

 

by such vehicles,

 

(b)    

how the data is shared between different parties, and

 

(c)    

any limitations on the use of such data.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Government to consult on how that data should be handled, who

 

should own the data and what it should be used for.

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC9

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Updates to software and operation of automated vehicles

 

The Secretary of State must bring forward regulations to require that automated

 

vehicles cannot operate in automated mode on public roads unless the application

 

software relating to the vehicle’s automated function is up to date.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Government to introduce regulations that require automated

 

vehicles to be up to date in order for them to utilise automated functions on public roads.

 



 
 

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Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC11

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Membership of European Aviation Safety Agency

 

Within three months of this Bill receiving Royal Assent the Government must

 

publish a report setting out its preferred option on the future of the UK’s

 

membership of the European Aviation Safety Agency.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause requires the Government to set out its position on UK membership of the European

 

Aviation Safety Agency after leaving the European Union.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC12

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Single European Skies Movement Research project

 

Within three months of this Bill receiving Royal Assent the Government must

 

publish a report setting out its position on the Single European Skies Air Traffic

 

Movement Research (SESAR) project.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause will require the Government to set out its position on the Single European Skies

 

Air Traffic Movement Research project (SESAR) after leaving the European Union.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC13

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Membership of the European Common Aviation Area

 

Within three months of this Bill receiving Royal Assent the Government must

 

publish a report setting out its preferred option on the future of the UK’s

 

membership of the European Common Aviation Area.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause requires the Government to set out its position on UK membership of the European

 

Common Aviation Area (ECAA) and maintaining current access with the EU and third party

 

countries after the UK leaves the EU.

 



 
 

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Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC14

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Safe use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the UK

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must bring forward regulations on the safe use of

 

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in the UK within six months of the Bill

 

receiving Royal Assent.

 

(2)    

The regulations may include, but are not limited to, measures which—

 

(a)    

require all new UAVs sold in the UK to have inbuilt geofencing,

 

(b)    

establish the Civil Aviation Authority, as UAV regulator, to be the

 

official authority on approving—permitting exemption—of “restricted

 

areas” applied to geofencing, and

 

(c)    

establish the formulation of a registration system—considering

 

exemptions for members of model aircraft organisations.

 

(3)    

In subsection (1) an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) refers to an aircraft

 

without a human pilot on board with a weight of no more than 20kg without its

 

fuel but including any articles or equipment installed in or attached to the aircraft

 

at the commencement of its flight, and whose flight is controlled either

 

autonomously or under the remote control of a pilot on the ground or in another

 

vehicle.

 

(4)    

In subsection (2)(a) geofencing refers to the use of GPS or radio frequency

 

technology to create a virtual geographic boundary, enabling software to trigger

 

a response when a mobile device enters or leaves a particular area.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause instructs the Government to bring forward regulation on the safe use of UAVs in

 

the UK, which could include: mandatory geofencing, and establishing a responsibility for the CAA

 

as existing UAV regulator to approve restricted areas.

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC15

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Power of constable to stop and search: lasers

 

In section 1 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, after subsection 8C

 

insert—

 

“(8D)    

This subsection applies to any article in relation to which a person has

 

committed, or is committing or is going to commit an offence under

 

section 22 of the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill.””


 
 

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Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, continued

 
 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would give the police the power to stop and search persons who they believed were

 

carrying lasers that have been, or are intended to be, used to commit an offence of shining or

 

directing a light at a vehicle.

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

NC16

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Review of Part 1

 

(1)    

By September 2019, the Secretary of State must lay a report before Parliament

 

assessing the effectiveness of the system for defining and insuring automated

 

vehicles introduced by Part 1 of this Act.

 

(2)    

The report must consider—

 

(a)    

the impact on the insurance industry,

 

(b)    

the impact on the cost of insurance premiums for automated vehicles,

 

(c)    

the impact on the uptake of automated vehicles, and

 

(d)    

the levels of disagreement between manufacturers and insurers on

 

liability.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Government to lay a report before Parliament assessing the

 

effectiveness and impact of the system introduced in Part 1.

 

 

Order of the House [6 March 2017]

 

That the following provisions shall apply to the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill:

 

Committal

 

1.    

The Bill shall be committed to a Public Bill Committee.

 

Proceedings in Public Bill Committee

 

2.    

Proceedings in the Public Bill Committee shall (so far as not previously

 

concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Thursday 23 March 2017.

 

3.    

The Public Bill Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on

 

which it meets.

 

Proceedings on Consideration and up to and including Third Reading

 

4.    

Proceedings on Consideration and any proceedings in legislative grand

 

committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which

 

those proceedings are commenced.

 

5.    

Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be

 

brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on that day.

 

6.    

Standing Order No. 83B (Programming committees) shall not apply to

 

proceedings on Consideration and Third Reading.


 
 

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Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, continued

 
 

Other proceedings

 

7.    

Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on

 

consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the

 

Lords) may be programmed.

 

 

Order of the Committee [14 March 2017]

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 14

 

March) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 14 March; 

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 16 March;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 21 March;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 23 March;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence on Tuesday 14 March in accordance

 

with the following Table:

 

TABLE

 

Time

Witness

 
 

Until no later than 10.25 am

Automated Driving Insurers Group;

 
  

Society of Motor Manufacturers and

 
  

Traders; RAC Foundation; TRL

 
 

Until no later than 11.25 am

National Grid; UK Electric Vehicle Supply

 
  

Equipment Association; Quentin Willson,

 
  

motoring journalist

 
 

Until no later than 3.00 pm

The Institute of the Motor Industry;

 
  

Downstream Fuel Association;

 
  

Association of Convenience Stores

 
 

Until no later than 3.45 pm

Association of British Insurers; Centre for

 
  

Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

 
 

Until no later than 4.30 pm

Civil Aviation Authority; Association of

 
  

British Travel Agents

 
 

Until no later than 5.30 pm

British Airlines Pilots Association;

 
  

Metropolitan Police; National Police Air

 
  

Services; UK Flight Safety Committee

 
 

(3)  

proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 16; Schedules 1 and 2; Clause 17; Schedules 3

 

and 4; Clauses 18 to 24; Schedule 5; Clauses 25 to 27; new Clauses; new

 

Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

 

(4)  

the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a

 

conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 23 March.

 


 
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