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Driving Offences

Volume 476: debated on Wednesday 21 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she and Ministers in her Department have had with the police and the Association of Chief Police Officers on proposals for a new offence of aggravated failure to stop for the police. (204906)

The Metropolitan Police Commissioner has written on this issue to my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary and it has been raised informally with me by the Head of Uniformed Operations for the Association of Chief Police Officers. Having considered the proposals very carefully I am not persuaded that such an offence is needed in addition to the powers already available to the police.