I beg to move amendment No. 34, in schedule 5, page 102, line 9, leave out 'vehicle' and insert 'premises'.
This amendment corrects a typographical error.
Amendment agreed to.
Amendment made: No. 63, in schedule 5, page 104, line 23, after 'section', insert
'consisting otherwise than in permitting an act or omission'.—[Mr. Jamieson]
Sitting suspended for a Division in the House.
No. 64, in schedule 5, page 104, line 27, leave out from 'both' to end of line 30 and insert—
'(5) A person guilty of an offence under subsection (1) or (3) of this section consisting in permitting an act or omission is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale.'.
No. 65, in schedule 5, page 104, line 48, leave out from 'exceeding' to end of line 1 on page 105 and insert
'level 5 on the standard scale.'.
Question proposed, That this schedule, as amended, be the fifth schedule to the Bill.
May I ask whether there is any restriction on what a driver does in his own time after driving? If a driver gets to the maximum permitted hours after which he is supposed to take a rest period and drives, but not in connection with his work, so it is not recorded by a tachograph, does he commit an offence?
As I understand it, he does not. We would expect a driver who had been driving the requisite number of miles to take a break by having a meal, or a nap. We would not want to prevent someone from taking a short journey home in their car because it would not be part of their working time, as covered by the directive. It would, however, be a matter of concern if someone was driving three or four hours after they had done their professional driving.
Question put and agreed to.
Schedule 5, as amended, agreed to.