HC Deb 05 August 1965 vol 717 c387W
41. Mr. Ioan L. Evans

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from the Law Society with regard to the establishment of special traffic courts; what reply he has sent; and if he will make a statement.

Miss Bacon

The Law Society's Memorandum makes a number of proposals on road traffic enforcement including the proposal that breaches of the road traffic law that lack the elements of deliberation or recklessness should no longer be criminal offences and should be dealt with by special traffic courts as traffic breaches.

As my right hon. and learned Friend said in reply to a Question by my hon. Friend on 23rd July, it is too early to make a statement on these proposals. The Law Society has been informed that they will be carefully considered.