Disqualification for Repeated Offences

Orders of the Day — Transport Bill – in the House of Commons at 4:53 pm on 28th July 1981.

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Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 14, line 29, after first "of insert "penalty"

Photo of Mr George Thomas Mr George Thomas , Cardiff West

With this it will be convenient to take Lords amendments Nos. 2 to 8, 39, 40, and 53 to 59.

Photo of Kenneth Clarke Kenneth Clarke The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

These amendments cover a simple and narrow point arising out of the new system introduced by the Bill of points for traffic offences when someone commits an endorsable traffic offence. The House approved an arrangement whereby points will be attributed to particular offences. When the Bill reached another place, Lord Houghton put forward amendments because he preferred to call the points "penalty points". No one objected. It seemed a generally acceptable proposal. I have not met anyone, apart from Lord Houghton, who feels strongly whether the points should be called merely "points" or "penalty points". It seems a sensible description.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 2 to 8 agreed to.