HC Deb 28 October 1992 vol 212 cc648-9W
Mr. Corbyn

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidelines are given to the Metropolitan police about stopping motorists who drive while using a car or mobile phone.

(2) how many charges and convictions have been obtained by the Metropolitan police concerning the use of car phones while driving.

Mr. Charles Wardle

No such guidelines have been issued to the Metropolitan police. The police may take action against drivers in such cases for the offences of driving without due care and attention or driving without proper control of the vehicle. No figures are available to show the number of charges or convictions obtained by the Metropolitan police for such offences involving the use of telephones.

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