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Cyber Threats - Motion to Take Note (18 Oct 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, it seems to me that cyber threats fall into two categories, which are separated by complexity: first, the highly sophisticated attacks, often those sponsored by foreign states; and, secondly, the simpler, basic attacks, often by individuals or small groups of hackers. No doubt we will hear that the large-scale, often global attacks are well fought off by our people at GCHQ, but it...

Disabled People - Motion to Take Note (28 Jun 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, first, I declare an interest in this debate, as the father of a son with learning disabilities and a trustee of a charity helping deaf children to learn in mainstream schools. I, too, pay tribute to the noble Baroness, Lady Thomas, for securing this debate and for her tireless work in this area. The prize named in her honour, sponsored by Bespoke Hotels, has done much to encourage...

Branded Health Service Medicines (Costs) Regulations 2018 - Motion to Regret (20 Jun 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I declare an interest in this debate, as I am a patron of both the British Thyroid Foundation and the Thyroid Trust. I have heard it said that, somewhere in the Lords, there is always an expert on any subject raised; all I can claim is personal experience. I have suffered from Graves’ disease, which results in an overactive thyroid gland. Once it has had one episode, the thyroid...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (2nd Day)(Continued) (17 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I shall speak to Amendment 65. It was painfully obvious when dedicated spaces were introduced for disabled drivers that those spaces should be nearest to the supermarket. Yet, unfortunately, this had to be spelt out in regulation. Sometimes, things that are blindingly obvious to noble Lords escape the attention of other people. I fear that the same may be true of electric rapid...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (2nd Day)(Continued) (17 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I shall put Amendment 54 into context by mentioning the reasons for this Bill. The first half is to get Great Britain into the front row of one of the most exciting brand-new industries in the world, although the department seems determined to make sure that the Bill addresses insurance only. However, this half, on charging points, is trying to help solve one of the serious problems...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (2nd Day)(Continued) (17 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: I thank the noble Baroness for that. I was told that there were two charging points at the other end but not rapid charging points.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (2nd Day)(Continued) (17 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: The distinction between rapid and fast may be in the eye of the tortoise but is terribly important. There is a lot of difference between charging points and rapid charging points. The table distributed by that doughty fighter for clean air, Stephanie Jarvis of TfL, shows that the number of rapid chargers installed on borough highways in London, “as part of TfL network”—whatever that...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) (continued) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 23 withdrawn. Amendments 24 and 25 not moved. Clause 4 agreed.

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) (continued) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, Amendment 27 is a probing amendment, triggered when I first read this Bill, which happened at about the same time as the very first fatal accident in America from a Tesla vehicle, when it was it was speculated in the press that Tesla would not release the data from the vehicle because it had proprietary value to Tesla. In fact, as I understand it, Tesla released the data in due...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) (continued) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I think I rather agree with the noble Lord, Lord Berkeley, about Amendment 28, tabled by the noble Lord, Lord Tunnicliffe, being better than my Amendment 23. It is better because the point about manufacturers going bust had not occurred to me—so putting it into the passive is a much better way of doing it. Amendment 25 seems to be approaching a sort of strict liability basis, with...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) (continued) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, as we go through this Bill, it is remarkable how many amendments overlap each other. It was not necessarily apparent at Second Reading, but we have all from our different directions come out with the same answers. One of them is in the update of safety-critical software. This Bill seems to have taken some time to go through another place and then to arrive here. Since we first heard...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 13 withdrawn. Amendments 14 to 18 not moved. Clause 2 agreed. Clause 3: Contributory negligence etc

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, Amendment 19 addresses the problem at the back-end of subsection (2), where it says, “allowing the vehicle to begin driving itself when it was not appropriate to do so”. The problem may be that it might have been right for the vehicle to start off on a nice sunny day in London, and it then drives to Scotland, where it is snowing, and it is no longer appropriate. However, it was...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: I thank my noble friend the Minister for his comments. I think it would be useful between this stage and Report to talk more about the nature of “continue”. There will still be a duty, either on the vehicle to monitor itself, or on the passenger to monitor it; that person will be aware of conditions changing, and there will undoubtedly be differences as a result of a snowstorm occurring....

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I beg leave to withdraw that amendment. Amendment 9 withdrawn. Clause 1 agreed. Amendments 10 to 12 not moved. Clause 2: Liability of insurers etc where accident caused by automated vehicle

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, we have reached halfway through the list before us today. This is a discussion about the difference between accidents and damage. I feel that, sometimes, the legislation as drafted moves fluently between the words “accident” and “damage”. I fear that that is open to misinterpretation, as an opportunity, by lawyers in the future. It is critical that “caused” be defined in...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: I should perhaps earlier have declared my interest as chairman of the advisory board for the Gateway autonomous vehicle in Greenwich project, which has done a lot of work on the subject that the noble Baroness, Lady Randerson, mentioned—the habit of pedestrians testing autonomous vehicles. They found that in time, that habit reduces, not because the relevant pedestrians are squashed by the...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I have been surprised by the Bill and the discussions on it because it is fairly unusual to find circumstances where there is the kind of debate that will happen on the next set of amendments about “must” and “may” regarding what the Government can do. Normally the Government suggest that the wording should be that they “may” do something while Back-Benchers push for it...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, as I mentioned a moment ago, in tabling these amendments, I felt that the legislation imposes an unnecessary and potentially damaging duty on the Secretary of State that he or she “must” produce a list. Governments hate being told that they must do something. It is normally a case of taxpayers “must” do something, but rarely Governments. It seems ironic that Back-Benchers...

Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill - Committee (1st Day) ( 9 May 2018)

Lord Borwick: My Lords, I thank my noble friend the Minister for her comments. Clearly, a lot of conversations should take place between now and Report, and they should include a wide variety of Peers who have expressed an interest in the Bill. I look forward to those discussions. In the meantime, I beg leave to withdraw the amendment. Amendment 4 withdrawn. Amendments 5 to 7 not moved.


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