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Notices of Amendments

 

given up to and including

 

Thursday 9 November 2017

 

New Amendments handed in are marked thus Parliamentary Star

 

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Amendments tabled since the last publication: 14 and NC15 to NC20

 

Public Bill Committee


 

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withdrawn amendments at the end.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].

 


 

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

 

(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.


 
 

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Alan Brown

 

12

 

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

 

14

 

Parliamentary Star    

Clause  7,  page  5,  line  15,  at end insert—

 

“(c)    

an automated vehicle may be listed, under section 1, as being capable of

 

driving itself “safely” if the vehicle is designed and manufactured to be—

 

(i)    

capable of driving itself in a manner unlikely to cause damage to

 

the automated vehicle or another vehicle, or injury to a person,

 

on the road or surrounding area, and

 

(ii)    

protected from hacking risks that the manufacturer knew, or

 

ought reasonably to have known, are likely to cause damage to

 

the automated vehicle or another vehicle, or injury to a person,

 

on the road or surrounding area (see section (Cyber security and

 

hacking of automated vehicles)).”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This amendment would define what is meant by an automated vehicle being capable of driving

 

itself “safely”.

 


 

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


 
 

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(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

 

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

 

6

 

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

 

7

 

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.

 

Alan Brown

 

13

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

Clause  15,  page  9,  line  33,  at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Before making regulations under this Part, the Secretary of State must consult the

 

Scottish Government, the Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive

 

and have regard to their views.”

 



 
 

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New Clauses

 

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

 

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.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

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.”

 

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.

 


 

Clive Efford

 

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Government to establish a system for approving automated

 

vehicle software. The approval process would include an opportunity for manufacturers to appeal

 

against a failed approval process. Criteria for approval would include consideration of the way in

 

which the vehicle was programmed to deal with moral judgements.

 



 
 

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Alan Brown

 

NC12

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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

 

(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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Government to produce a report examining the uptake and

 

manufacturing of electric vehicles in the United Kingdom.

 


 

Alan Brown

 

NC13

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Government to consult with devolved administrations and

 

produce a report setting out a UK-wide strategy for electric charging points.

 


 

Alan Brown

 

NC14

 

Parliamentary Star - white    

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,


 
 

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(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.”

 

Member’s explanatory statement

 

This new clause would require the Government to consult with devolved administrations and

 

produce a report on the impact of energy consumption as a result of increased number of electric

 

vehicles in the UK

 


 

Clive Efford

 

NC15

 

Parliamentary Star    

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.”

 



 
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