Members of the House of Lords (HoL) will begin to check over the Automated Vehicles Bill in committee stage, on Wednesday 10 January 2024.
Announced as part of the King’s Speech presentation 07 November 2023, the Automated Vehicles Bill will implement the recommendations of a four-year review carried out by the Law Commissions of England & Wales and Scotland to set the legal framework for the safe deployment of self-driving vehicles across Great Britain.
Committee stage is a thorough examination of the individual parts (clauses) of the bill.
Starting from the front, members work through the clauses in order, taking the opportunity to makes changes (amendments) to the wording or for new clauses to be added.
The bill will be reviewed by the HoL in committee stage during which members will thoroughly examine the clauses, taking the opportunity to makes amendments to the wording or for new clauses to be added.
Three days of committee stage have been scheduled for Wednesday 10 January, Monday 15 January and Wednesday 17 January.
Members speaking on day one of the committee stage have put forward amendments to the bill on subjects including adapting roads for self-driving cars, the impact of automated vehicles on the public’s driving skills and if users of automated vehicles will require a driver’s license.
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