Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

Debated in the House of Lords on Thursday 16th June Amendments tabled on lowering the legal drink drive limit (not moved). Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill Committee (6th Day) (Continued) Clause 123: Licensing policy statements Amendment 241ZC Moved by Lord Brooke of Sutton Mandeville 241ZC: Clause 123, page 86, line 39, at end insert- “( ) In section 9(1) after “of” insert “not less than”.” Lord Brooke of Sutton […]

Drugs (Roadside Testing) Bill

Drugs (Roadside Testing) Bill

This Private Member’s Bill sponsored by Mr Christopher Chope had its Second reading on the 10th June but was withdrawn. Read the debate at the link above.Download the document

Road Safety Ten Minute Rule Bill

Road Safety Ten Minute Rule Bill

  Road Safety Motion for leave to bring in a Bill (Standing Order No. 23) 1.48 pm 18/05/11 Sir Alan Beith (Berwick-upon-Tweed) (LD): I beg to move, That leave be given to bring in a Bill to require the Secretary of State to make provision requiring the fitting of equipment to heavy goods vehicles to eliminate driver blind spots; to make other provisions relating to the safety of cyclists, pedestrians and […]

EU Directive on Cross-Border Enforcement

EU Directive on Cross-Border Enforcement

Mike Penning, Minister for Road Safety, has today announced in a Written Ministerial Announcement that the UK will not opt in to the new EU Directive on Cross-Border Enforcement. This is a disappointing decision. Opting in to the Directive could have given UK citizens greater protection both on roads in the UK and elsewhere in Europe when on holiday. On a more positive note, however, the option to join at […]

Localism Bill Introduced

Localism Bill Introduced

  Localism Bill The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (Mr Eric Pickles): I am today introducing the Localism Bill to Parliament. The legislation will set the foundations for the big society by radically transforming the relationships between central government, local government, communities and individuals. The provisions will devolve greater power and freedoms to councils and neighbourhoods, establish powerful new rights for communities, revolutionise the planning system, and give […]