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Point of Order: Yemen (30 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: I am grateful to the right hon. Gentleman for securing the debate and for giving way. A recent BBC documentary showed the Houthis in Sana’a putting posters up everywhere, sacking all the Sunni clerics from the mosques and putting Shia clerics in. The poster slogans and the chants in the mosques were “Death to America”, “Death to Israel” and “Curse on the Jews”. Does the right...

Point of Order: Yemen (30 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: The right hon. Gentleman says that there are limitations on journalism, but actually al-Jazeera has a lot of access and does not report the Saudi position favourably to the world. We have only to go on YouTube to see an awful lot of modern media from inside north Yemen and Sana’a—and from Saudi Arabia, where Houthis regularly kill Saudi people.

Point of Order: Yemen (30 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: rose—

Duties of Customs (20 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: If we are outside the customs union, it suggests that there will be a hard border, but if we follow the Government’s logic that that will somehow be mitigated and we will have an open, frictionless border, surely the border will simply have to be around Great Britain—it will have to be at the Scottish and Welsh ports. Does the right hon. Gentleman agree that if Northern Ireland is treated...

Yemen (20 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: It is worth noting that the Houthi-Saleh alliance, which started this war against a legitimate Government, is a brutal army that has done some brutal things, as Members will see if they read the UN reports. Not only that, but it is 750 miles to Riyadh, so we are not talking about missiles made at the local foundry; this is the import of high-tech equipment. Moreover, the vast majority of...

Defence Aerospace Industrial Strategy (16 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: The hon. Gentleman is making a powerful speech. Will he add that the Typhoon began on the drawing-board in 1984 and came into service in 2003? Does that not highlight precisely the problem?

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Information about public charging points (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: Does the right hon. Gentleman also agree that that information should be displayed in a manner that the customer understands?

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Large fuel retailers etc: provision of public charging points (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: The Minister talks about Ruskin, and a quote from Rousseau comes to mind: “What wisdom can you find that is greater than kindness?” That probably sums up the Minister’s efforts in Committee, and I greatly appreciate the tone and manner in which he always conducts Bill Committees in which he leads for the Government. I want to take up the comments of my hon. Friend the Member for Eltham,...

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Public charging points: access and connection (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: Presumably, Sir Edward, with your permission, we are also speaking to clause stand part?

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Public charging points: access and connection (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: The clause states that the Secretary of State will make regulations on these matters. What is the timeframe for this and what is the process? Who will be involved in some of these decisions and in formulating some of the ideas? When in the near future will some of these regulations be laid? As I said earlier, 50% of the issues for my constituents are simple technical matters: terraced...

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Public charging points: access and connection (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: It was about the process and the involvement of the regulations that the clause says the Secretary of State will introduce. When are we likely to see them? Fifty per cent of my constituents have a technical problem that could be resolved quite soon. Perhaps the Minister’s office and the regulations might resolve that for them.

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Public charging points: access and connection (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: I am more likely to quote Rousseau than Ruskin. To take the point made by the right hon. Member for West Dorset and talk about it practically, in my constituency 50%-plus of properties are terraced and the lamp standards are set back, not kerbside. That causes a difficulty, because even if we were to fit charging points, we would still have trailing wires. We therefore have all sorts of...

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Public charging points: access and connection (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way. He raises a good point: it is desirable to have charging points in workplaces, and I hope the Government will follow through on the Minister’s advice. People do not want charge up at home. There is obviously an issue there: the energy is coming from their own power point and, even if they have solar panels, they will be at work during the day...

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Interpretation (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I seek clarity from the Minister—I know he has been reasonably descriptive up to a point—on the types of vehicles that will and will not be insured. It will probably be connected and automated vehicles, automation level 4 and 5; however, I am concerned about the size and shape of the vehicles and how the legislation will fit...

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Interpretation (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: I was simply probing the Minister because the use of automated vehicles on private land is an interesting area on which the Government must be probed. I also made some other small points. I urge him to clarify whether he foresees any situations, beyond what is in regulation or statute now, where automated vehicles on private land may provide a challenge that the Government will need to look at.

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Interpretation (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: I am grateful to the Minister for giving way one last time. To pursue this matter, let us say that an accident occurs on private land while the vehicle is in autonomous mode. Does he think that the existing regulatory framework is sufficient for insurers, or that some changes will be needed for assigning liability should there be an accident on private land? An automated vehicle goes on to a...

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Accident resulting from unauthorised software alterations or failure to update software (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: I am grateful for the Minister’s warm words. To return to the issue of GPS mapping updates, people expect the road network to be updated on vehicles, but the scenario is completely different for manual operation compared with automated operation. I hope the Minister is aware that most of the operated maps sit in the private sector. That is not an issue if the car is manually operated...

Public Bill Committee: Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Accident resulting from unauthorised software alterations or failure to update software (14 Nov 2017)

Graham Jones: My hon. Friend is making a powerful point. This applies most critically to GPS, where there may be changes to roads or whatever. The automated vehicle would need to know where it is going and whether there had been some ad hoc intervention in the road layout that meant that the GPS was inaccurate. Clearly, there would need to be an update. Does he share my view that updates should be regular...


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