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Minor Traffic Offences

Volume 531: debated on Thursday 28 October 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department to make a statement on the findings of the Departmental Committee which was set up to consider the proposal to allow motorists admitting certain minor traffic offences to pay an agreed penalty without a magistrates' court hearing.

The Departmental Committee which my hon. and gallant Friend appears to have in mind was appointed as recently as 12th October, 1954. I have no doubt that the Committee will work with all possible speed, but it is too early to form any estimate of when it is likely to submit its report.