HC Deb 27 July 1937 vol 326 c2877W
Sir J. Withers

asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that it is the practice of police authorities to refuse information to parties materially interested after a motor collision on the public roads as to the driving licences held by the drivers of vehicles involved in such collisions; whether the practice referred to has his approval; and whether he will reconsider the matter with a view to giving instructions that information concerning licences held by drivers of motor cars involved in collisions or other accidents on the roads shall be given to persons properly concerned in the matter for which such information should be required?

Sir S. Hoare

The general practice is as stated. Where the police record such information they do so for police purposes, and I am not satisfied that a party to an accident has any legitimate ground for expecting the police to give him such information about another party.