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Committee

Part of Road Traffic Act 1988 (Alcohol Limits) (Amendment) Bill [HL] – in the House of Lords at 1:13 pm on 11th March 2016.

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Photo of Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Labour 1:13 pm, 11th March 2016

My Lords, on the Second Reading of my amendment Bill on 29 January, I opened by saying that the Bill was precisely in accord with what had been piloted through the Scottish Parliament. As a consequence, it contained a provision in Clause 2 that permitted a person to elect to have a specimen of breath replaced with a specimen of blood or urine. However, as this former statutory option was removed from the Road Traffic Act 1988 by Part 1 of Schedule 11 to the Deregulation Act 2015, which came into force in April 2015, I therefore need to withdraw Clause 2 from my Bill. Therefore, I oppose the question that Clause 2 stand part of the Bill.

Clause 2 disagreed.

Clause 3: Extent, commencement and short title

Amendment 1

Moved by Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe

1: Clause 3, page 1, line 17, after “regulations” insert “, made by statutory instrument,”