§ Dr. Roger Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he intends bringing in legislation to amend the Road Traffic Act 1980 in line with the recommendations of the Rayner scrutiny published a year ago concerning revision of certain parts of the Act in relation to a levy to charge against a driver of any vehicle involved in injuring a person needing hospital attention; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
The Rayner scrutiny recommendations concerns section 155 of the Road Traffic Act 1972 which provides for the collection of prescribed fees from drivers for emergency treatment of road accident victims. The Government intend to introduce legislation to abolish the emergency treatment fee payable to health authorities at the earliest convenient opportunity.