House of Lords Short Debate: Motorists and Cylists

House of Lords Short Debate: Motorists and Cylists

Roads: Motorists and Cyclists   Question for Short Debate 8.35 pm   Asked By Lord Glentoran Lord Glentoran: My Lords, bicycles and those who ride them have been making the headlines for a few weeks, since the Times newspaper started a campaign after one of its employees was badly injured in an accident involving a lorry. I am not out to knock bicycles today-quite the reverse. I believe that they […]

Adjournment Debate – Unlicensed and Uninsured Drivers

Adjournment Debate – Unlicensed and Uninsured Drivers

23rd February 2012 Nick de Bois (Enfield North) (Con): I am pleased to have secured this important debate to raise the tragic death of my constituent, Ricky Burlton, and to highlight significant flaws in the current process, under which unqualified drivers are able to procure motor insurance and vehicle excise duty, which in this case played a significant part in Ricky’s tragic death. Aged only 20 when he was killed, […]

Cycling

Cycling

    Thursday 23 February 2012 [Mr Mike Weir in the Chair] BACKBENCH BUSINESS Cycling [Early-day motion 2689, The Times “Cities fit for cycling” campaign, is relevant .] Motion made, and Question proposed ,That the sitting be now adjourned.—(Mr Vara.) 2.30 pm Dr Julian Huppert (Cambridge) (LD): I thank the Backbench Business Committee for granting this important debate. I also thank my fellow officers of the all-party parliamentary cycling group, especially the hon. Member for […]

HGV Wheels (Safety)

HGV Wheels (Safety)

HGV Wheels (Safety) 11 am Paul Goggins (Wythenshawe and Sale East) (Lab): It is good to see you in the Chair, Mr Scott. I am not sure whether I have served under your chairmanship before, but I look forward to it. I regret having had to apply for this debate, and believe that the exchange that will take place over the next half hour could just as easily have taken […]

Drivers and Diabetes

Drivers and Diabetes

12.30 pm John Thurso (Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross) (LD): I rise to raise the matter of type 2 driving licences for public service vehicles and large goods vehicles, particularly disqualification as a result of having insulin-dependent diabetes. I raise the matter primarily because a constituent, Mr Donald Campbell, has brought it to my attention, having had his licence removed in curious circumstances, which I will come to. However, I […]