Driving: Disqualification

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 18th March 2015.

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Photo of Rehman Chishti Rehman Chishti Conservative, Gillingham and Rainham

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he expects section 29 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 to be commenced.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Home Department, The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Driving offences resulting in the tragic consequences of death or serious injury bring untold misery to victims’ families. It is right that the maximum prison sentence for causing death by driving while disqualified has been increased and a new offence of serious injury has been created. These new provisions will be commenced very soon.

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