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House of Commons

 
 

Tuesday 31 October 2017

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

Parliamentary Star - whiteAmendments which will comply with the required notice period at their next appearance

 

Amendments tabled since the last publication: 1 to 12 and NC1 to NC11

 

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill


 

Note

 

This document includes all amendments tabled to date and includes any

 

withdrawn amendments at the end. The amendments have been arranged in

 

accordance with the Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee.

 


 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee

 

The Programming Sub-Committee appointed by the Speaker in respect of the Bill

 

agreed the following Resolution at its meeting on Monday 30 October (Standing Order

 

No. 83C):

 

That—

 

(1)  

the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 31

 

October) meet—

 

(a)  

at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 31 October;

 

(b)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 2 November;

 

(c)  

at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 14 November;

 

(d)  

at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 16 November;

 

(2)  

the Committee shall hear oral evidence on Tuesday 31 October in accordance

 

with the following Table:

 

      TABLE

 

Time

Witness

 
 

Until no later than 10.30 am

Automated Driving Insurers Group; TRL;

 
  

Association of British Insurers

 
 

Until no later than 11.00 am

Unite; ITF

 
 

Until no later than 11.25 am

Robert Llewelyn, presenter, Fully

 
  

Charged

 
 

Until no later than 3.00 pm

Society of Motor Manufacturers and

 
  

Traders; RAC Foundation; Petrol

 
  

Retailers Association; Institute of the

 
  

Motor Industry

 
 

Until no later than 3.45 pm

Quentin Willson, Journalist and TV

 
  

presenter

 
 

Until no later than 4.15 pm

National Grid; UK Electrical Vehicle

 
  

Supply Equipment Association; UK

 
  

Power Network

 
 

Until no later than 5pm

TRL; FiveAI

 

 
 

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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, continued

 
 

(3)  

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

 

following order: Clauses 1 to 16; Schedule; Clauses 17 to 19; 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 16 November.

 

Mr John Hayes has given notice of his intention to move a motion in the terms of the

 

Resolution of the Programming Sub-Committee (Standing Order No. 83C).

 


 

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.

 


 

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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

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Parliamentary Star    

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 itself

 

without having to be monitored by an individual.


 
 

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(1B)    

The Secretary of State may not change the criteria without consulting vehicle

 

manufacturers, insurers and other such persons as the Secretary of State considers

 

appropriate.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Government to consult on and publish criteria for the definition of

 

“automated vehicles” that will be used by the Secretary of State.

 

Clive Efford

 

8

 

Parliamentary Star    

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

 

“(1A)    

The Secretary of State may only add a vehicle to the list if the Secretary of State

 

is satisfied that the vehicle’s software has been approved for safe use on roads or

 

in other public places in Great Britain.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that vehicles cannot be listed as automated vehicles by the

 

Secretary of State unless he or she is satisfied that the vehicle’s software has been through an

 

approval process (see NC11).

 


 

Clive Efford

 

9

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  1,  line  22,  at end insert—

 

“or by an automated vehicle when transitioning between driving itself and

 

being driven by a person,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the liability for accidents caused by an automated vehicle that

 

is transitioning between driving itself and being driven by a person would be the same as the

 

liability for accidents caused by an automated vehicle when driving itself.

 

Clive Efford

 

10

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  2,  page  2,  line  6,  at end insert—

 

“or by an automated vehicle when transitioning between driving itself and

 

being driven by a person,”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure that the liability for accidents caused by an automated vehicle that

 

is transitioning between driving itself and being driven by a person would be the same as the

 

liability for accidents caused by an automated vehicle when driving itself.

 



 
 

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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, continued

 
 

Karl Turner

 

2

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  3,  page  3,  line  4,  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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires the Government to provide regulatory guidance for when it is and is not

 

appropriate for a person to allow an automated vehicle to drive itself.

 


 

Alan Brown

 

11

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  13,  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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would ensure the manufacturer has made every possible effort to inform the

 

owner of the vehicle that a software update is needed before liability is passed to the owner.

 

Alan Brown

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  4,  page  3,  line  36,  at end insert—

 

“(7)    

The Secretary of State must by regulations establish a system by which an

 

automated vehicle may only be approved for driving itself on public roads if all

 

application software is up to date.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Government to introduce regulations to establish a system that

 

requires automated vehicle software to be up to date in order for them to utilise automated

 

functions on public roads.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

3

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  9,  page  6,  line  22,  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(1)(b) are made).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment requires consultation with charge point operators and vehicle manufacturers on

 

the requirements for connecting components for the charging of electric vehicles.

 



 
 

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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, continued

 
 

Karl Turner

 

4

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  34,  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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment ensures that there are exemptions for operators with limited forecourt space who

 

are unable to accommodate public charging points without an expansion of land and that retailers

 

and operators do not incur disproportionate costs for complying with regulations.

 

Karl Turner

 

5

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  10,  page  6,  line  36,  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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would require the Secretary of State to consult on and publish criteria to be used

 

for the definitions of “large fuel retailers” and “service area operators”. This will make clear to

 

the industry which kinds of companies are covered by these regulations.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  12,  page  7,  line  29,  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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

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Parliamentary Star    

Clause  15,  page  8,  line  33,  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: 31 October 2017                  

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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, continued

 
 

Karl Turner

 

NC1

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.”

 


 

Karl Turner

 

NC2

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.”

 



 
 

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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, continued

 
 

Karl Turner

 

NC3

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

NC4

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

NC5

 

Parliamentary Star    

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,


 
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