HC Deb 18 July 1990 vol 176 c585W
Mr. French

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he 1 as on regulations prevailing in other European Community countries to restrict the use of car telephones by drivers of moving vehicles.

Mr. Atkins

I deplore the use of hand-held telephones by drivers while their vehicle is moving. A survey conducted last year by the European Commission found that no member country had specific legislation controlling the use of in-car telephones. Like the United Kingdom, our European partners found that their general offences of driving without proper control or attention gave police adequate powers for dealing with irresponsible drivers.