HC Deb 30 July 1956 vol 557 c1077

Lords Amendment: In page 22, line 38, leave out from "him" to end of line 44.

Mr. Deedes

I beg to move, That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment.

It might be convenient if I speak about this Amendment and the next Amendment, in line 40, as the first is consequential on the second. The position is that at present the police can only compel a person to produce his or her driving licence or certificate of insurance when that person is actually driving a motor vehicle on the road. Clause 26 (4) extends the power of the police so that they will be able to require driving licences and insurance certificates and test certificates to be produced by the class of persons described in it; but, as Clause 26 stands at the moment, the power of the police to seize or dispose of the documents concerned would not apply when they are produced by the class of persons described in subsection 4. This Amendment fills in that gap.

Further Lords Amendment agreed to: In page 23, line 40, at end insert: (5) Subsection (4) of section one hundred and twelve of the Act of 1930 (which provides for the seizure and disposal of documents in relation to which an offence has been committed under that section) shall apply in relation to a licence, certificate or other document produced in pursuance of this section as it applies in relation to documents produced in pursuance of the provisions of that Act.