HC Deb 15 March 1976 vol 907 cc373-4W
Mr. Raphael Tuck

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in view of the remarks of the noble and learned Lords in the case of Regina v. Curran (1976 WLR 87) and, in particular of Lord Salmon, that the Road Traffic Act 1972 produced such exceptionally gross results that he hoped that Section 9 and the references to it in the schedule would be radically redrafted so as to remove the anomalies which they now contained, he will seek to initiate legislation providing that a person who is acquitted of being in charge of, or driving, or attempting to drive a vehicle under Section 5(2) of this Act cannot be convicted of failing without reasonable excuse to provide a specimen of blood or urine for a laboratory test under Section 9(3) of the Act.

Dr. Gilbert

Yes, when an opportunity occurs.

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