Clause 2

Part of Road Safety Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 20th January 2005.

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Photo of Mr Paul Stinchcombe Mr Paul Stinchcombe Labour, Wellingborough 2:45 pm, 20th January 2005

I fully understand the Minister's argument about a case that gets to court. I am asking whether there is an intermediary stage whereby someone might persuade the prosecuting authorities to withdraw a fixed penalty notice, or whether, once it has been issued, it is inexorable that it goes to court or leads to acceptance of a fixed penalty.