HC Deb 25 June 1956 vol 555 cc11-2W
Captain Kerby

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to enable magistrates' courts, even when they are sitting as examining magistrates, to disqualify, automatically, persons brought before them on charges of dangerous driving whilst under the influence of drink, pending their trial by a higher court, since no question of prejudging a case would arise if such disqualification were automatic pending a higher hearing on this charge, and such automatic disqualification would serve as a further deterrent.

Major Lloyd-George

It would be objectionable to compel examining justices to impose what would amount to a penalty in advance of the trial, and I know of no grounds for thinking that an amendment of the law in this sense is required.

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