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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 16 November 2017

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill


 

[Seventh and Eighth 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.

 

Question proposed: debate underway but not concluded.

 

Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.

 

Not selected: not chosen for debate by the Chair.

 

 


 

Clause 16 Agreed to.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clause 17 Agreed to.

 

Clause 18 Agreed to.

 

Clause 19 Agreed to.


 
 

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New Clauses

 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Not called  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.”

 


 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Not called  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.”

 


 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC10

 

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


 
 

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(d)    

the levels of disagreement between manufacturers and insurers on

 

liability.”

 


 

Clive Efford

 

Not called  NC11

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Approval of automated vehicle software

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must set out in regulations a system for approving

 

automated vehicle software.

 

(2)    

These regulations must, in particular, make provision for—

 

(a)    

the criteria to be used in the approval process to determine whether

 

automated vehicle software is safe for use on roads or other public places

 

in Great Britain, including, but not limited to the way in which the vehicle

 

is programmed to—

 

(i)    

deal with moral judgements, and

 

(ii)    

transition between driving itself and being driven by a person.

 

(b)    

the process by which manufacturers of automated vehicles may apply for

 

software approval, including, but not limited to, any inspection and

 

testing that the vehicle may be required to undergo, and

 

(c)    

the process by which manufacturers of automated vehicles may appeal if

 

their software is not approved.

 

(3)    

In this section, a “moral judgement” refers to any situation where an automated

 

vehicle has, and makes, a choice of action during an accident while the vehicle is

 

driving itself.

 

(4)    

In this section and section 2, the definition of transition of an automated vehicle

 

“between driving itself and being driven by a person” may be set out by the

 

Secretary of State in regulations.

 

(5)    

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.

 

(6)    

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.”

 


 

Alan Brown

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC12

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Review of impact of Part 2

 

(1)    

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

 

lay a report before Parliament setting out the impact of regulations made under

 

Part 2 on—

 

(a)    

the number and location of charge points in the United Kingdom,

 

(b)    

the resulting uptake of electric vehicles in the United Kingdom, and


 
 

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(c)    

the manufacturing of electric vehicles in the United Kingdom.

 

(2)    

Before exercising their duties under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must

 

consult the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern

 

Ireland Executive and have regard to their views.”

 


 

Alan Brown

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC13

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on electric charging points

 

(1)    

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

 

lay a report before Parliament setting out a UK-wide electric charging point

 

strategy that must include, but is not limited to, a strategy for establishing

 

charging points for —

 

(a)    

domestic properties,

 

(b)    

urban and rural settlements, and

 

(c)    

the road network.

 

(2)    

Before exercising their duties under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must

 

consult the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern

 

Ireland Executive and have regard to their views.”

 


 

Alan Brown

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC14

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Report on impact of electric vehicle charging points on energy consumption

 

(1)    

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

 

lay a report before Parliament on the impact of charging points on—

 

(a)    

energy consumption,

 

(b)    

grid management, and

 

(c)    

grid storage capacity.

 

(2)    

Before exercising their duties under subsection (1), the Secretary of State must

 

consult the Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern

 

Ireland Executive and have regard to their views.

 

(3)    

As well as consulting those in subsection (2) the Secretary of State must consult

 

with—

 

(a)    

the National Grid, and

 

(b)    

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

 



 
 

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Clive Efford

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC15

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Liability of insurers etc where accident is caused by automated vehicles in

 

convoy

 

(1)    

That the Secretary of State must set out in regulations liability for insurers and

 

other parties where an accident is caused by automated vehicles driving

 

themselves in convoy.

 

(2)    

These regulations must make provision for—

 

(a)    

a definition of automated vehicles driving themselves in convoy,

 

(b)    

determining liability of insurers and automated vehicle owners in cases

 

where—

 

(i)    

the automated vehicles travelling in convoy are insured,

 

including where the vehicles may be insured by different

 

companies;

 

(ii)    

one or more of the automated vehicles driving in convoy are not

 

insured.

 

(c)    

resolving liability disputes where automated vehicles are driving in

 

convoy,

 

(d)    

ensuring any compensation received by the injured party in such

 

accidents is not delayed by liability disputes.

 

(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 resolution of the House.

 

(4)    

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

 

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

 

of a resolution of either House of Parliament.”

 


 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC16

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Sharing of data to resolve liability disputes

 

(1)    

Where an accident occurs under sections 2, 3 or 4, the insurer and other interested

 

parties have the right to acquire data from the automated vehicle for the purpose

 

of determining the extent of liability.

 

(2)    

The Secretary of State must set out in regulations a system for handling and

 

sharing data generated in respect of accidents involving automated vehicles.

 

(3)    

These regulations must make provision for—

 

(a)    

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

 

(b)    

identifying who is responsible for data collection,

 

(c)    

identifying which interested parties have the right to acquire data from

 

the automated vehicle,

 

(d)    

how such data may be acquired by the insurer and other interested parties,

 

and


 
 

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(e)    

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

 

used.

 

(4)    

Prior to making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must consult

 

with such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

 

(5)    

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.

 

(6)    

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

 

first such instrument made under this section, is subject to annulment in

 

pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.”

 


 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  NC17

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Accident resulting from unauthorised inspection, repair or maintenance of

 

automated vehicle

 

(1)    

An insurance policy in respect of an automated vehicle may exclude or limit the

 

insurer’s liability under section 2(1) for damage suffered by an insured person

 

arising from an accident occurring as a direct result of unauthorised inspection,

 

repair or maintenance of the automated vehicle, made by the insured person, or

 

with the insured person’s knowledge, that are prohibited under the policy.

 

(2)    

But as regards liability for damage suffered by an insured person who is not the

 

holder of the policy, subsection (1) applies only in relation to unauthorised

 

inspection, repair or maintenance of the automated vehicle which, at the time of

 

the accident, the person knows are prohibited under the policy.

 

(3)    

Subsection (4) applies where an amount is paid by an insurer under section 2(1)

 

in respect of damage suffered, as a result of an accident, by someone who is not

 

insured under the policy in question.

 

(4)    

If the accident occurred as a direct result of unauthorised inspection, repair or

 

maintenance of the automated vehicle, made by the insured person, or with the

 

insured person’s knowledge, that are prohibited under the policy, the amount paid

 

by the insurer is recoverable from that person to the extent provided for by the

 

policy.

 

(5)    

But as regards recovery from an insured person who is not the holder of the

 

policy, subsection (4) applies only in relation to unauthorised inspection, repair

 

or maintenance of the automated vehicle which, at the time of the accident, the

 

person knew were prohibited under the policy.

 

(6)    

For the purposes of this section the Secretary of State must by regulations

 

establish a scheme for authorised inspection, repair and maintenance of

 

automated vehicles by licensed and accredited technicians.

 

(7)    

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 listed automated

 

vehicles, and

 

(d)    

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


 
 

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(8)    

Prior to making regulations under this section, the Secretary of State must consult

 

with such persons as the Secretary of State considers appropriate.

 

(9)    

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.

 

(10)    

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

 

first such instrument made under this section, is subject to annulment in

 

pursuance of a resolution of either House of Parliament.”

 


 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Not called  NC18

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Cyber Security and hacking of automated vehicles

 

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 vehicles listed

 

under section 1 to protect those vehicles against accidents caused by hacking.”

 


 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Not called  NC19

 

To move the following Clause—

 

         

“Cyber Security and hacking of electric vehicle charge points

 

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 electric vehicle charge

 

points to protect those charge points against hacking.”

 



 
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