HC Deb 26 October 1982 vol 29 c948


Lords amendment: No. 67, after clause 49, insert—? . The Secretary of State shall issue guidance to chief officers of police for police areas in respect of the operation of this Part of this Act, with the objective so far as possible of working towards uniformity.

7.30 pm
Mrs. Chalker

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

This issue has been debated at length in Committee and since. The amendment reflects what has long been the Government's position—both we and the police hope and intend to achieve as much sensible uniformity as possible in the operation of the fixed penalty but it must not be a straitjacket on detailed points of false procedure from one court to another. This amendment contains that contention in statutory form. I therefore commend it to the House.

Lords amendment agreed to.

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