Road Traffic Offences (Sentencing)

Road Traffic Offences (Sentencing)

Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Anne Milton.) 3.24 pm Mr Mark Spencer (Sherwood) (Con): First, let me say that it is not my intention to take up the full two hours that are available to us for this debate, but I do want to raise an issue that is very important, in particular to my Sherwood constituency. One of the issues on which I stood […]

Queen’s Speech debate – House of Lords

Queen’s Speech debate – House of Lords

Viscount Simon: My Lords, we have heard noble Lords give interesting speeches on business and the economy. This reminds me that I never know on which days to speak, because I will not be talking about these matters. I intend to address various matters of concern to road safety experts and the police and on road policing. There was a programme on BBC Three recently called “Barely Legal Drivers” where, […]

Queen’s Speech debate

Queen’s Speech debate

Susan Elan Jones (Clwyd South) (Lab): I am most grateful to you, Mr Deputy Speaker, for calling me to speak in this important Queen’s Speech debate. It is also a great pleasure to follow the eloquent and thoughtful contribution of my hon. Friend the Member for West Dunbartonshire (Gemma Doyle). I begin by welcoming some things in the Queen’s Speech. First, I welcome the inclusion of Bills for High Speed […]

Road Safety

Road Safety

[Relevant documents: Second Report of the Transport Committee, HC 506, and the Government Response, HC 648.] 2.45 pm Mrs Louise Ellman (Liverpool, Riverside) (Lab/Co-op): I will start by setting out the current situation. The most recent annual report on road casualties was published last year and provides detailed information for 2011. In that year, there were 203,950 reported casualties on the roads of Great Britain. What is notable about the […]

Managed Motorway Scheme (South Yorkshire)

Managed Motorway Scheme (South Yorkshire)

4.27 pm Meg Munn (Sheffield, Heeley) (Lab/Co-op): I am pleased to have secured today’s debate on the managed motorway scheme consultation for the M1, between junctions 32 and 35a. The consultation that could have such fundamental consequences for the safety of motorists on this section of the M1 was just eight weeks long over the Christmas period. The Highways Agency’s proposals recommend the implementation of variable mandatory speed limits between […]