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Vehicle Rectification Schemes

Volume 448: debated on Monday 20 February 1984

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asked Her Majesty's Government:If it is proposed to adopt as uniform procedure nationally the vehicle defect rectification scheme as introduced by the Nottinghamshire Police Force and police forces in some other areas, whereby drivers are given the opportunity to rectify vehicle defects within a given period of time instead of being automatically prosecuted.

Whether wide use of these experimental schemes should be encouraged will depend on an evaluation which is being undertaken by the Association of Chief Police Officers.