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House of Commons

 
 

Thursday 16 November 2017

 

Public Bill Committee Proceedings

 

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill


 

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Withdrawn after debate: moved and debated but then withdrawn, so not put to a decision.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

 

 


 

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 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:


 
 

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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, continued

 
 

      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 5.00 pm

TRL; FiveAI

 
 

(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

 

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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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, continued

 
 

Third and Fourth SIttings

 

Karl Turner

 

Negatived on division  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.”

 

Clive Efford

 

Not called  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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Clive Efford

 

Withdrawn after debate  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,”

 

Clive Efford

 

Not called  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,”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

Withdrawn after debate  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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, continued

 
 

Fifth and Sixth SIttings

 

Alan Brown

 

Negatived on division  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.”

 

Alan Brown

 

Not called  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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 5 Agreed to.

 

Clause 6 Agreed to.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  14

 

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)).”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 8 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, continued

 
 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  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 (1)(b) are made).”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  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.”

 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Not called  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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 11 Agreed to.

 


 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  6

 

Clause  12,  page  7,  line  29,  after “security” insert “and provide safeguards against

 

hacking”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 

Clause 13 Agreed to.

 

Clause 14 Agreed to.

 



 
 

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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, continued

 
 

Karl Turner

 

Vicky Foxcroft

 

Withdrawn after debate  7

 

Clause  15,  page  8,  line  32,  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.”

 

Alan Brown

 

Not called  13

 

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.”

 

Clause Agreed to.

 


 

Seventh and Eighth Sittings

 

Clause 16 Agreed to.

 

Schedule Agreed to.

 

Clause 17 Agreed to.

 

Clause 18 Agreed to.

 

Clause 19 Agreed to.

 

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.”

 



 
 

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Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill, continued

 
 

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

 

(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


 
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