New Clause 39 — Increase in Penalties for Certain Drivingrelated Offences Causing Death

Criminal Justice Bill — [3rd Alloted Day] – in the House of Commons at 3:54 pm on 20th May 2003.

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'(1) In section 12A of the Theft Act 1968 (c. 60) (aggravated vehicletaking), in subsection (4), for 'five years' there is substituted 'fourteen years'.

(2) Part 1 of Schedule 2 to the Road Traffic Offenders Act 1988 (c. 53) (prosecution and punishment of offences) is amended in accordance with subsections (3) and (4).

(3) In the entry relating to section 1 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (c. 52) (causing death by dangerous driving), in column 4, for "10 years" there is substituted "14 years".

(4) In the entry relating to section 3A of that Act (causing death by careless driving when under influence of drink or drugs), in column 4, for "10 years" there is substituted "14 years".

(5) This section does not affect the penalty for any offence committed before the commencement of this section.'.—[Paul Goggins.]

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