House of Lords written question – answered on 28th July 2014.

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Photo of Lord Trefgarne Lord Trefgarne Conservative

To ask Her Majesty’s Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kramer on 18 July (WA 147) what are the powers available to police officers to establish the correct identity of cyclists who decline to co-operate or who give false identity information.

Photo of Lord Taylor of Holbeach Lord Taylor of Holbeach The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 sets out the general powers available to the police, including in circumstances when an individual’s identity needs to be established or when false identity information has been provided. Similarly, powers exist under Section 168 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 where the person is suspected of having committed an offence under Sections 28 and 29 of the same Act. The application of any such powers is an operational matter for the police.

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Katja Leyendecker
Posted on 29 Jul 2014 11:09 am (Report this annotation)

I find the Lord's question rather discriminatory. What problem is he trying to solve if not to further marginalise an already largely victimised group.