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LORDS AMENDMENTS TO THE

AUTOMATED AND ELECTRIC VEHICLES Bill

[The page and line references are to HL Bill 82, the bill as first printed for the Lords]

Clause 1

1

Page 1, line 6, leave out paragraph (a)

 

2

Page 1, line 10, at end insert “, and

 

( )    

may lawfully be used when driving themselves, in at least some

 

circumstances or situations, on roads or other public places in Great

 

Britain.”

Clause 2

3

Page 1, line 22, after “itself” insert “on a road or other public place in Great Britain”

 

4

Page 2, line 6, after “itself” insert “on a road or other public place in Great Britain”

After Clause 6

5

Insert the following new Clause—

 

“Report by Secretary of State on operation of this Part

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must prepare a report assessing—

 

(a)    

the impact and effectiveness of section 1;

 

(b)    

the extent to which the provisions of this Part ensure that

 

appropriate insurance or other arrangements are made in respect of

 

vehicles that are capable of safely driving themselves.

 
 

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(2)    

The report must be laid before Parliament no later than two years after the

 

first publication of the list under section 1.”

Clause 7

6

Page 5, line 22, at end insert—

 

““road” has the same meaning as in the Road Traffic Act 1988 (see

 

section 192(1) of that Act).”

Clause 8

7

Page 5, line 39, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

 

8

Page 5, line 42, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

Clause 9

9

Page 6, line 5, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

 

10

Page 6, line 8, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

 

11

Page 6, line 8, at end insert—

 

“(aa)    

performance, maintenance and availability of public charging or

 

refuelling points;”

 

12

Page 6, line 9, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

 

13

Page 6, line 13, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

 

14

Page 6, line 18, at end insert—

 

“(2A)    

Regulations under subsection (1)(aa) may, for example, require the

 

operator of a public charging or refuelling point to ensure that the point

 

complies with prescribed requirements (which may include technical

 

specifications).”

 

15

Page 6, line 20, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

Clause 10

 

 


 
 

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16

Page 6, line 27, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

 

17

Page 6, line 30, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

 

18

Page 6, line 31, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

 

19

Page 6, line 34, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

After Clause 10

20

Insert the following new Clause—

 

“Duty to consider making regulations under section 10 on request by elected

 

mayor

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must consider making section 10(1)(a) regulations in

 

relation to the whole or part of a relevant area if—

 

(a)    

the mayor for the relevant area makes a request for such regulations

 

to be made,

 

(b)    

conditions 1 to 3 are met, and

 

(c)    

the Secretary of State considers that the mayor has complied with

 

any prescribed requirements before making the request.

 

(2)    

“Section 10(1)(a) regulations” means regulations under section 10(1) that

 

impose requirements on large fuel retailers within section 10(1)(a).

 

(3)    

Condition 1 is that the Secretary of State is satisfied that, before making the

 

request, the mayor—

 

(a)    

published proposals for section 10(1)(a) regulations to be made in

 

relation to the whole or part of the relevant area, and

 

(b)    

consulted—

 

(i)    

each local authority any part of whose area falls within the

 

relevant area or, if the request relates to part of the relevant

 

area, within that part,

 

(ii)    

persons who would be likely to be subject to requirements

 

under the regulations (if made), and

 

(iii)    

such other persons as the mayor considers appropriate,

 

    

in relation to the published proposals.

 

(4)    

Condition 2 is that the mayor has given the Secretary of State a summary of

 

the responses to the consultation referred to in subsection (3)(b).

 

(5)    

Condition 3 is that regulations have been made under section 10(3) in

 

relation to the meaning of “large fuel retailer”.

 

(6)    

If the Secretary of State decides not to make section 10(1)(a) regulations in

 

response to the mayor’s request, the Secretary of State must notify the

 

mayor of the decision and the reasons for it.

 
 

 


 
 

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(7)    

For the purposes of this section—

 

(a)    

“relevant area” means the area of a combined authority or Greater

 

London;

 

(b)    

the mayor for a relevant area is—

 

(i)    

in the case of the area of a combined authority, the mayor for

 

the area elected in accordance with section 107A(2) of the

 

2009 Act;

 

(ii)    

in the case of Greater London, the Mayor of London.

 

(8)    

In this section—

 

“the 2009 Act” means the Local Democracy, Economic Development

 

and Construction Act 2009;

 

“combined authority” means a combined authority established under

 

section 103(1) of the 2009 Act;

 

“large fuel retailer” has the same meaning as in section 10;

 

“local authority” means—

 

(a)    

a district council,

 

(b)    

a county council, or

 

(c)    

a London borough council.”

Clause 11

21

Page 6, line 38, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

 

22

Page 6, line 41, after “charging” insert “or refuelling”

Clause 12

23

Page 7, line 25, leave out “public charging points” and insert “provided for use by

 

members of the general public”

 

24

Page 7, line 26, leave out “public charging points” and insert “provided as

 

mentioned in paragraph (a)”

 

25

Page 7, line 27, at end insert “(subject to subsection (3A)).”

 

26

Page 7, line 27, at end insert—

 

“(3A)    

Regulations under subsection (1) may not impose requirements on owners

 

or occupiers of domestic premises.”

Clause 16

 

 


 
 

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27

Page 9, line 17, at end insert—

 

“(4A)    

Where—

 

(a)    

a statutory instrument contains regulations under section 10 (large

 

fuel retailers etc), and

 

(b)    

the regulations amend the definition of “large fuel retailer” or

 

“service area operator”,

 

    

the instrument containing the regulations may not be made unless a draft

 

of it has been laid before Parliament and approved by a resolution of each

 

House.”

 

28

Page 9, line 19, leave out “are the” and insert “are—

 

(a)    

the”

 

29

Page 9, line 19, leave out “Part, is” and insert “Part, or

 

(b)    

regulations to which subsection (4A) applies,

 

    

is”

 

30

Page 9, line 22, leave out paragraph (a) and insert—

 

“( )    

section 9(2A) or (3) (prescribed requirements for public charging or

 

refuelling points or for connecting components), or”

 

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Page 9, line 25, at end insert—

 

“(8)    

If a draft of a statutory instrument containing relevant section 10(1)

 

regulations would, apart from this subsection, be treated for the purposes

 

of the standing orders of either House of Parliament as a hybrid

 

instrument, it is to proceed in that House as if it were not such an

 

instrument.

 

(9)    

In subsection (8) “relevant section 10(1) regulations” means regulations

 

under section 10(1) that are made pursuant to section (Duty to consider

 

making regulations on request by elected mayor).”

After Clause 16

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Insert the following new Clause—

 

“Report by Secretary of State on operation of this Part

 

(1)    

The Secretary of State must, in respect of each reporting period, prepare a

 

report assessing—

 

(a)    

the impact and effectiveness of regulations made under this Part;

 

(b)    

the need for regulations to be made under this Part during

 

subsequent reporting periods.

 

(2)    

Each report must be laid before Parliament after the end of the reporting

 

period to which it relates.

 
 

 


 
 

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(3)    

The first reporting period is the period of two years beginning with the day

 

on which this Act is passed.

 

(4)    

Each subsequent period of 12 months after the first reporting period is a

 

reporting period.”

 
 

 


 

 

Revised 13 June 2018