§ Mr. Peter Bruinvels
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for using hand-held car telephones whilst driving their vehicles on the highway; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Mellor
The available information relates to proceedings at magistrates' courts for careles driving and other offences and is published annually in "Offences relating to Motor Vehicles, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables" (table 5 of the issue for 1985). Information is not collected centrally about the circumstances of these alleged offences.