Clause 5 - Driving instructors

Deregulation Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 4th March 2014.

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Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.

Photo of Oliver Heald Oliver Heald The Solicitor-General

I join others in welcoming you to the Chair, Mr Chope. I look forward to being under your guidance.

The clause introduces schedule 2, which will amend part 5 of the Road Traffic Act 1988, which deals with driving instructors. The purpose of the changes is to create a single qualification route for all those who wish to be approved driving instructors. That single route will involve the removal of the separate registration category of disabled ADIs. Additionally, the changes will allow disabled ADIs to give instruction to people who hold a full licence and drive a manual car, but want additional instruction after passing their test, for example on motorways. Currently, they are not allowed to do that under pain of prosecution. With those few words, and knowing that the clause has wide support, I commend it to the Committee.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause 5 accordingly ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Schedule 2 agreed to.