Clause 38 - General monitoring duty

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 Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (Transport) 11:00, 19 Mawrth 2024

This amendment requires that the reports containing the Secretary of State’s conclusions on the monitoring and assessment of automated vehicle performance be laid before both Houses. It addresses the points about insurance and operator responsibility that my hon. Friend the Member for Easington made in relation to an earlier clause. We need a guarantee that those running automated vehicles are continuing to keep the vehicles in the state that they were in and are maintaining and updating them appropriately.

We are pleased to say that, in the Lords, the Government changed the statement of safety principles from being subject to the affirmative procedure to being subject to the negative one to improve accountability to Parliament, and we ask that something similar be done to increase parliamentary scrutiny of the monitoring and assessment of automated vehicle performance.