HC Deb 28 July 1981 vol 9 c1011

Lords amendment: No. 1, in page 14, line 29, after first "of insert "penalty"

5.4 pm

The Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Mr. Kenneth Clarke)

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

Mr. Speaker

With this it will be convenient to take Lords amendments Nos. 2 to 8, 39, 40, and 53 to 59.

Mr. Clarke

These amendments cover a simple and narrow point arising out of the new system introduced by the Bill of points for traffic offences when someone commits an endorsable traffic offence. The House approved an arrangement whereby points will be attributed to particular offences. When the Bill reached another place, Lord Houghton put forward amendments because he preferred to call the points "penalty points". No one objected. It seemed a generally acceptable proposal. I have not met anyone, apart from Lord Houghton, who feels strongly whether the points should be called merely "points" or "penalty points". It seems a sensible description.

Question put and agreed to.

Lords amendments Nos. 2 to 8 agreed to.

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