HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 c327W
35. Mr. Grimond

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to empower the courts, among other penalties, to withdraw the driving licence of anyone convicted of taking part in or aiding and abetting a disturbance.

Mr. Whitelaw

The Crown court already has power to disqualify an offender from driving when a motor vehicle has been used for committing or facilitating the commission of an offence punishable on indictment with imprisonment of a term of two years or more. A wider use of this sanction has not hitherto been considered appropriate, but I shall consider the right hon. Member's suggestion.

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