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Driver Improvement Courses

Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether acceptance of a place on a driver improvement course offered by Bedfordshire police in lieu of prosecution involves admission of liability for the alleged offence on the part of the motorist. (112804)

Acceptance of a place on a driver improvement scheme does not require admission of liability for the alleged offence on the part of the motorist.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of fees for the driver improvement course offered by Bedfordshire police service to motorists is received by the service. (112805)

The national driver improvement scheme is managed by a steering group chaired by the Association of Chief Police Officers and with representatives from the Home Office and Department for Transport. Courses within the scheme are provided by independent contractors on behalf of the police and payment is to the service provider. Information on local contractual arrangements is not available centrally.