Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill: Commons Second Reading

23 October 2017

MPs debated the Second Reading of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill in the House of Commons on Monday 23 October.

Second Reading

Minister for Transport Legislation and Maritime, John Hayes, opened the debate.

Shadow Transport Minister, Karl Turner, responded on behalf of the Opposition.

The Bill passed Second Reading without a division and will now be considered by a Public Bill Committee.

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill 2017-19

Summary of the Bill

The Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill aims to:

  • Specify who is liable for damages following accidents caused by automated vehicles.
  • Improve the network of charging points for electric vehicles.

Keep up to date with all the proceedings and documentation, including amendment papers, on the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill and find out how a Bill becomes an Act of Parliament.

House of Commons Library analysis

The House of Commons Library produces briefing papers to inform MPs and their staff of key issues. The papers contain factual information and a range of opinions on each subject, and aim to be politically impartial.

The Library has published a briefing paper for Second Reading.

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