§ Lord Hardy of Wath
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they will provide for the confiscation of mechanically powered vehicles used to abuse the rights of access under the terms of Schedule 8 to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill or in contravention of this measure. [HL2547]
§ Lord Bassam of Brighton
The effect of Schedule 8 to the Countryside and Rights of Way Bill, if enacted, will be to amend Section 34 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to make it an offence to drive a mechanically powered vehicle other than on roads. The Government will shortly be issuing a consultation paper as part of their review of the penalties for road traffic offences (including all those contained in the Road Traffic Act 1988). Any changes to the disposals available for offences in that Act would be made in the light of the outcome of that consultation.