Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill

– in a Public Bill Committee at 12:00 am on 14th March 2017.

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[James Gray in the Chair]

Before we start the formal business, I welcome you all to the first sitting of the Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill Committee. I want to establish a few ground rules. First, I tend towards the more traditional form of chairing, so anyone seen drinking coffee or speaking into the telephone will be ticked off roundly. I do not really mean it; I sound more ferocious than I really am, but none the less I will be ferocious about it all and take such things incredibly seriously.

We have two or three formal matters to consider, and then we will go into the business of allocating questions before we bring the public in. Technically speaking, we have to bring the public in and throw them out again, but that seems to me to be a bit back to front, so we will try to avoid that. Let us crack on with the formal motions.

Ordered,

That—

(1) the Committee shall (in addition to its first meeting at 9.25 am on Tuesday 14 March) meet—

(a) at 2.00 pm on Tuesday 14 March;

(b) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 16 March;

(c) at 9.25 am and 2.00 pm on Tuesday 21 March;

(d) at 11.30 am and 2.00 pm on Thursday 23 March;

(2) the Committee shall hear oral evidence on Tuesday 14 March in accordance with the following Table:

TABLE

Time

Witness

Until no later than 10.25 am

Automated Driving Insurers Group; Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders; RAC Foundation; TRL

Until no later than 11.25 am

National Grid; UK Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Association; Quentin Willson, motoring journalist

Until no later than 3.00 pm

The Institute of the Motor Industry; Downstream Fuel Association; Association of Convenience Stores

Until no later than 3.45 pm

Association of British Insurers; Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles

Until no later than 4.30 pm

Civil Aviation Authority; Association of British Travel Agents

Until no later than 5.30 pm

British Airlines Pilots Association; Metropolitan Police; National Police Air Services; UK Flight Safety Committee

(3) proceedings on consideration of the Bill in Committee shall be taken in the following order: Clauses 1 to 16; Schedules 1 and 2; Clause 17; Schedules 3 and 4; Clauses 18 to 24; Schedule 5; Clauses 25 to 27; new Clauses; new Schedules; remaining proceedings on the Bill;

(4) the proceedings shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 pm on Thursday 23 March.—

The deadline for amendments to be considered for the first sitting where the Bill will be scrutinised line by line was rise of the House yesterday. The next deadline will be rise of the House on Thursday for amendments to be considered in the Committee’s sittings next Tuesday.

Resolved,

That, subject to the discretion of the Chair, any written evidence received by the Committee shall be reported to the House for publication.—(Mr John Hayes.)

Copies of written evidence that the Committee has received are available in the room.

Resolved,

That, at this and any subsequent meeting at which oral evidence is to be heard, the Committee shall sit in private until the witnesses are admitted.—(Mr John Hayes.)

The Committee deliberated in private.