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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 16 March 2017

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill


 

[First to Fourth Sittings]


 

Glossary

 

This document shows the fate of each clause, schedule, amendment and new clause.

 

The following terms are used:

 

Agreed to: agreed without a vote.

 

Agreed to on division: agreed following a vote.

 

Negatived: rejected without a vote.

 

Negatived on division: rejected following a vote.

 

Not called: debated in a group of amendments, but not put to a decision.

 

Not moved: not debated or put to a decision.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 


 

FIRST and Second SITTINGs

 

Mr John Hayes

 

Agreed to

 

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:


 
 

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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.

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the

 

Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.

 

Agreed to

 


 

Mr John Hayes

 

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the

 

Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.

 

Agreed to

 



 
 

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The following witnesses gave oral evidence:

 

David Williams, Chair, Automated Driving Insurers Group

 

David Wong, Senior Technology and Innovation Manager, Society of Motor Manufacturers and

 

Traders

 

Steve Gooding, Director, RAC Foundation

 

Denis Naberezhnykh, Head of ULEVs and Energy, TRL

 

Marcus Stewart, Head of Energy Insights, National Grid

 

Robert Evans, Chair, UK Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Association

 

Quentin Willson, motoring journalist

 

Steve Nash, Chief Executive Officer, Institute of the Motor Industry

 

Teresa Sayers, Chief Executive, Downstream Fuel Association

 

Edward Woodall, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Association of Convenience Stores

 

Ben Howarth, Senior Policy Advisor, Association of British Insurers

 

Iain Forbes, Head, Centre for Converted and Autonomous Vehicles

 

Richard Moriarty, Deputy Chief Executive, Civil Aviation Authority

 

John de Vial, Director of Financial Protection, Association of British Travel Agents

 

Captain Martin Drake, Chair of the BALPA Security Group, British Airline Pilots Association

 

(BALPA)

 

Steve Landells, Flight Safety Specialist, BALPA

 

Commander Simon Bray, National Policing Lead for Airport Policing, Metropolitan Police

 

Chief Inspector Richard Goodwin, Metropolitan Police

 

Captain Paul Watts, Chief Pilot, National Police Air Services

 

Richard Moriarty, Deputy Chief Executive, Civil Aviation Authority

 


 

Third and Fourth Sittings

 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  17

 

Clause  1,  page  1,  line  10,  at end insert—

 

“(1A)    

The Secretary of State must consult on and publish the criteria that they will use

 

to determine whether, in their opinion, a motor vehicle is designed or adapted to

 

be capable, in at least some circumstances or situations, of safely driving

 

themselves without having to be monitored by an individual.

 

(1B)    

The Secretary of State may not change the criteria until further consultation has

 

taken place with vehicle manufacturers, insurers and other such persons as the

 

Secretary of State considers appropriate.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  18

 

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  18,  leave out “owner of the vehicle” and insert “person in

 

charge of the vehicle at the time of the accident”


 
 

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Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  19

 

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“(3)    

The Secretary of State may by regulations define when it is and is not appropriate

 

for a person in charge of the vehicle to allow the vehicle to drive itself.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Steve Baker

 

Withdrawn after debate  1

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  12,  leave out “operating system” and insert “software”

 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  20

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  15,  leave out “vehicle’s operating system” and insert

 

“application software related to the vehicle’s automated function”.

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

Not moved  2

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  15,  leave out “’s operating system”

 

Andy McDonald

 

Richard Burden

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Not moved  21

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  17,  at end insert “, provided that the vehicle manufacturer has

 

made all reasonable efforts to—

 

(i)    

notify the owner of a vehicle about the need for an update of the

 

vehicle’s operating system,

 

(ii)    

provide the relevant update of the vehicle’s operating system to

 

the owner or insured person, and

 

(iii)    

arrange for the installation and update of the vehicle’s operating

 

system.”

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

Not moved  3

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  20,  leave out “operating system” and insert “software”

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

Not moved  4

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  23,  after “install software updates” add “to the vehicle”


 
 

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Mr Steve Baker

 

Not moved  5

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  29,  leave out “operating system” and insert “software”

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

Not moved  6

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  32,  leave out “’s operating system”

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

Not moved  7

 

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  39,  leave out “operating system” and insert “software

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Clauses 5 and 6 Agreed to.

 

Mr Steve Baker

 

Not moved  8

 

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  31,  at end insert ““software” in relation to an insured vehicle,

 

means those components of the vehicle’s computer system that are intangible rather than

 

physical, however stored.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Mr Steve Baker

 

Withdrawn  9

 

Clause  8,  page  6,  line  5,  leave out “electrical”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  12

 

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

The Secretary of State must consult charge point operators and vehicle

 

manufacturers on the prescribed requirements for connecting components (before

 

regulations under subsection 9(1b) are made).”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill, continued

 
 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  11

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  2,  at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Regulations under subsection (1) must provide exemptions for retailers and

 

operators in instances where adhering to such regulations would—

 

(a)    

require an expansion of land, or

 

(b)    

result in any other disproportionate costs for retailers and operators.”

 

Richard Burden

 

Andy McDonald

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Not moved  13

 

Clause  10,  page  7,  line  4,  at end insert—

 

“(4)    

The Secretary of State must publish, in draft, the criteria and definition of “large

 

fuel retailers” and “service area operators” at least six months before regulations

 

under subsection 10(3) are made.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Clause 11 Agreed to.


 

 

Revised 16 March 2017