HC Deb 15 June 1999 vol 333 c92W
Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is his Department's contribution to the formulation, within the Schengen framework, of a draft Convention on Co-operation in Matters of Criminal Proceedings for Offences Against Road Traffic Regulations and the Enforcement of Fines Imposed from Such Offences. [86724]

Mr. Straw

The agreement on this subject was adopted by the Schengen Executive Committee on 28 April. The Government were not involved in drawing it up and it does not at present apply to the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom has recently applied to participate in certain parts of the Schengen acquis, but has reserved its position on whether it would wish to become a party to the agreement on road traffic offences.