§ Sir Patrick Cormack
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will introduce legislation to make it an offence for drivers to use hand-held mobile telephones in moving vehicles. 
§ Ms Glenda Jackson
[holding answer 10 July 1998]: The police have advised that the offences ofcareless and inconsiderate drivingandfailing to have proper control of a vehicleprovide them with sufficient powers to prosecute, where appropriate, people driving while using a hand-held mobile phone. The publicity campaign launched on 16 March by my noble Friend the Minister for Roads aims to educate drivers about the dangers of using phones while on the move.