Clause 28 - Warrants for entry, search and seizure

Part of Automated Vehicles Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 11:00 am ar 19 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Anthony Browne Anthony Browne Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport) 11:00, 19 Mawrth 2024

I will make a brief point about the clauses, because they will be a source of concern for many people. It is therefore good to put on the record that the clauses give the investigators and authorities powers not just to do thorough investigations of data, as we just talked about, but to enter and search premises to take away materials and so on. We must ensure that we have full powers to really understand what has gone wrong, if and when something goes wrong, so these clauses ensure that the investigators have all the powers they could possibly need to do that.