HC Deb 13 July 1989 vol 156 c643W
Mr. Sedgemore

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in the last year for which figures are available were(a) cautioned, (b) prosecuted, and (c) convicted for (i) driving or parking in or otherwise obstructing bus lanes, (ii) parking on pavements, (iii) cycling on pavements, and (iv) careless driving by failing to give way to pedestrians when turning at junctions.

Mr. John Patten

The details requested on motoring offences are not separately recorded in the information collected centrally. The available information on court proceedings and cautions for parking, obstruction and careless driving offences is published annually in a Home Office statistical bulletin "Offences relating to motor vehicles, England and Wales" and in a volume of supplementary tables, both of which are in the Library. The information available centrally, which may be incomplete, indicates that in 1987, 540 persons were prosecuted for the offence of riding on a footway of whom 500 were guilty; about 1,000 persons were cautioned in 1986 (separate information was not collected in 1987).