Clause 50 - Power to change or clarify existing traffic legislation

Part of Automated Vehicles Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:00 pm ar 19 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Bill Esterson Bill Esterson Shadow Minister (Transport) 2:00, 19 Mawrth 2024

It is a real delight to see you in the Chair this afternoon, Sir George. I rise briefly to support what the hon. Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire North said about the important role of the devolved Administrations. He referenced the role of the Scottish Law Commission—and indeed the Law Commissions from all the nations of the United Kingdom —and its important work in producing this framework for the introduction of automated vehicles. He is quite right that the principle of consent on devolved competencies applies in this legislation, and I am very pleased that my hon. Friend the Member for Easington read out the relevant reference in the explanatory notes. The Government would not normally legislate on matters of devolved competence without that consent, and for that reason I think that the three amendments tabled by hon. Member for Paisley and Renfrewshire North deserve support. We will vote with him if he chooses to go for a Division.