London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill — Clause 19 — Introduction of the Offence of Unlawful Use of Charging Point — 11 Sep 2013 at 22:15
The majority of MPs voted for an offence of using an electric vehicle charging point for a purpose other than charging a vehicle. For an offence to be committed the act would need to be in contravention of a sign displayed on the apparatus noting the existence of the offence. Exemptions include having permission, or believing to have permission, for an alternative use of the charging point.
MPs were considering the London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill. The amendment rejected in this vote was amendment 40:
- Page 14, line 33 leave out Clause 19.
Clause 19 of the Bill related to electric vehicle charging points and was titled Offence of unlawful use of charging point and stated:
- (1) A person shall be guilty of an offence and liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 3 on the standard scale if he uses charging apparatus in contravention of a sign displayed on the apparatus which indicates that—
- (a) the apparatus is not to be used for any purpose other than charging a vehicle; and
- (b) it is an offence to so use the apparatus.
- (2) A person is not guilty of an offence under subsection (1) if—
- (a) he had the permission of the person who operated the charging apparatus at the time to use the charging apparatus for the purpose in question; or
- (b) he had reasonable cause to believe he had such permission; or
- (c) at the time there was on the charging apparatus an indication given by the person who operated the charging apparatus that it could be used for the purpose for which it was used.
It appears the intent was that the law ought apply to charging points on roads or car parks run by London borough councils or Transport for London.
-  Parliament's webpage on the London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill
-  Clause 19 of the London Local Authorities and Transport for London (No. 2) Bill as at the time of the vote
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||23 (+2 tell)||4 (+2 tell)||0||10.2%|
|Peter Bone||Wellingborough||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Christopher Chope||Christchurch||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Philip Davies||Shipley||Con (front bench)||aye|
|Philip Hollobone||Kettering||Con (front bench)||aye|
|David Nuttall||Bury North||Con (front bench)||tellaye|
|Andrew Turner||Isle of Wight||Con (front bench)||aye|