Clause 82 - Power to grant permits

Part of Automated Vehicles Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 2:30 pm ar 19 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Grahame Morris Grahame Morris Llafur, Easington 2:30, 19 Mawrth 2024

I want to reinforce those points to the Minister. He is a reasonable person and I am sure he gets this, given that we have raised the issues of access and the rights of people with disabilities on several occasions now.

I remind the Minister—I am sure he remembers—that the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association ran a successful campaign to contact many MPs about the value of talking buses. I did an exercise in which I wore a blindfold. It is incredible—I thought I knew the route, but I struggled without that aid. There are other examples. We should not overlook the need to ensure that people with sight loss are catered for in the provisions on this new and exciting technology.