Police Powers to Suspend Driving Licences — [Stewart Hosie in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:10 pm on 10th January 2022.

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Photo of Christina Rees Christina Rees Labour/Co-operative, Neath 5:10 pm, 10th January 2022

I thank the Minister for her magnanimous delivery, which is very measured. However, I have trouble with three things. First, if someone is released under investigation is that under guidance rather than under statute? Secondly, she referred to the data for which I asked—is that because it is not collected nationally, or because separate police forces do not have the IT or the staff to do it? Thirdly, I have a problem with RUI as opposed to police bail. The Minister must be aware of the tragic case of Kay Richardson, who was murdered by her estranged husband after he was released under investigation. He had previous domestic abuse convictions, but bail conditions might have protected her.