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Traffic Offences (Vehicle Confiscation)

Volume 124: debated on Tuesday 8 December 1987

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To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will introduce legislation to permit the confiscation of vehicles, the drivers of which have been convicted of manslaughter or dangerous or reckless driving or driving while under the influence of drink or drugs; and if he will make a statement.

Confiscation of vehicles following serious motoring offences is one of the issues being examined by the road traffic law review, under the independent chairmanship of Dr. Peter North. The report is due early next year.