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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 2 November 2017

 

Public Bill Committee

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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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withdrawn amendments at the end.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 Order of the Committee [31 October 2017].

 


 

Karl Turner

 

1

 

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.

 

(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

 

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


 
 

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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

 

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

 

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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

2

 

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

 

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


 
 

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(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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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

 

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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

4

 

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

 

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


 
 

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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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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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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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

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.”

 



 
 

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Karl Turner

 

Sir Greg Knight

 

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.”

 


 

Karl Turner

 

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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

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,


 
 

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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

 

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

 

(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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

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,


 
 

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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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

NC7

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Cyber Security and hacking of automated and electric vehicle

 

The Secretary of State must, within 12 months of this Act receiving Royal Assent,

 

consult with such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate on what

 

steps will be required for 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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

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.

 



 
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