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Serious Organised Crime and Police Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 6:18 pm on 6th April 2005.

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Photo of Baroness Scotland of Asthal Baroness Scotland of Asthal Minister of State (Criminal Justice System and Law Reform), Home Office, Minister of State (Home Office) (Criminal Justice and Offender Management) 6:18 pm, 6th April 2005

moved Amendment No. 25:

Schedule 4, page 155, line 35, at end insert—

:TITLE3: "Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (c. 27)

(1) Section 87 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 (exemption of fire, ambulance and police vehicles from speed limits) is amended as follows.

(2) The existing text of that section is to be subsection (1).

(3) After that subsection add—

"(2) Subsection (1) above applies in relation to a vehicle being used—

(a) for Serious Organised Crime Agency purposes, or

(b) for training persons to drive vehicles for use for Serious Organised Crime Agency purposes, as it applies in relation to a vehicle being used for police purposes.

(3) But (except where it is being used for training the person by whom it is being driven) subsection (1) above does not apply in relation to a vehicle by virtue of subsection (2) above unless it is being driven by a person who has been trained in driving vehicles at high speeds.""