HC Deb 26 June 1984 vol 62 c873

'After section 132 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 there shall be inserted the following section—

132A.—(1) Subject to subsections (2) and (3) below, there may be prescribed relevant references which are to be construed as including references to proposed roads.

(2) No regulation under subsection (1) above shall have, or purport to have, the effect of rendering criminal conduct (or ommisions) which, but for the regulations, would not be criminal.

(3) The foregoing provisions of this section are without prejudice to the exercise of any other power under this Act.

(4) In subsections (1) and (2) above— proposed road" has the same meaning as in the Roads (Scotland) Act 1984; and relevant reference" means a reference to a road in a provision of, or made by, under or by virtue of, this Act.'.—[Mr. Allan Stewart.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Mr. Allan Stewart)

I beg to move, That the clause be read a Second time.

Mr. Deputy Speaker

With this it will be convenient to take Government amendment No. 39.

Mr. Stewart

The Road Traffic Regulation Bill, which is a consolidation measure, is currently under consideration. The purpose of the new clause is to enable my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State to specify that appropriate provisions in that Bill will apply to proposed roads as well as to completed roads. He will exercise his power by means of regulations, which will be subject to approval by resolution of each House.

Question put and agreed to.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.

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