Craig Tracey: IQ declare an interest as chair of the all-party group on insurance and financial services. I would like to pick up on two points. Coming back to data: obviously, claims prices hinge on the quick sharing of data. In order to pay a claim, it will be necessary to know whether or not the car was in automated mode. Are there any current technical barriers between insurers and manufacturers that...
Craig Tracey: Q May I make just one quick point? I echo some of the concerns colleagues have raised about clause 4(4)(b). The Bill talks about the damage suffered by an insured person arising from an accident occurring as a direct result of failure to install safety-critical updates. How would it be assessed whether the accident was a result of an installation not being made? Who would resolve those...
Craig Tracey: Q Would you envisage disputes going through the same channels as they currently do for disputes on liability?
Craig Tracey: Could I just follow up an answer you gave earlier, Mr Wong? You talked about the Audi model of traffic jams, where a car will offer to take over when a series of conditions are met. Is that how you see this working in the short term? Is it phase four?Q
Craig Tracey: Q My question is: if one of those conditions is not met, then you said that it will invite the driver to take back control. What happens if the driver either does not or cannot take back control? How quickly would that process need to happen? Given that, why does that not give the potential for there to be more accidents in the short term?
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of the Cancer Transformation Funding in 2017-18 has been provided to Cancer Alliances; and whether any remaining funding will be rolled over into the budget for 2018-19 in order to ensure that NHS England meets its cancer strategy funding commitments.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when his Department plans to review the personal injury discount rate.
Craig Tracey: I want to make a brief contribution. I mentioned in a previous sitting that I chair the all-party parliamentary group on insurance and financial services. We have looked into this area in some detail and I think it is fair to say that across the industry there is a lot of support for the Bill, which is good news. The industry is appreciative of the fact that the Bill is moving forward at...
Craig Tracey: I appreciate that the Minister will look into it. He mentioned that the clause will protect the insurers, but the insurers of the insured person will still be footing the bill. By passing the onus for safety critical updates to the manufacturer, that could be taken away from the insurance industry.
Craig Tracey: rose—
Craig Tracey: The set of circumstances described by the hon. Member for Eltham actually exists in current insurance. If someone had a car that was parked up and somebody else stole it, drove off in it and hit a row of parked cars, then for insurance purposes the onus is currently on the owner of the vehicle. The whole point of insurance is to protect the insured person against unforeseen circumstances, and...
Craig Tracey: What scoping have the Government done of alternative charging methods? I ask because there was a scheme run in Israel, which admittedly did not work, but it failed because of lack of critical mass of electric vehicles. The technology was in place for service station-type set-ups where the entire battery could be replaced within five minutes. A car would go in, and come out with a fully...
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, what steps the Government is taking to tackle paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Answer of 5 April 2017 to Question 69580, on personal independence payment: epilepsy, of the 7,100 re-assessment claims for people with a primary disabling condition of epilepsy, how many of those initial decisions were (a) upheld and (b) overturned.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 2 November 2017, HCSW218, what additional training and support will be made available to personal independence payment (PIP) assessors and other relevant healthcare professionals in light of the updated PIP assessment guidelines.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, with reference to the Written Statement of 2 November 2017, HCSW218, when the updated guidance will be applied to new and existing personal independence payment claimants; and when those claimants will receive the additional support outlined in that Statement.
Craig Tracey: If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
Craig Tracey: Will my right hon. Friend confirm what the Government are doing to open up public sector contracts to small and medium-sized enterprises?
Craig Tracey: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking to ensure the cyber-security of both public and private sector organisations.
Craig Tracey: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to publish the results of the Government's review of the latest draft clauses on the discount rate reforms.