§ Mr. TURTON
asked the Home Secretary the number of sentences of disqualification from holding a driving licence imposed upon motorists during the years ended 31st December, 1933 and 1934; in how many cases have the sentences been modified by the court that imposed the sentence; and in how many cases have the sentences been modified by a court other than the court that imposed the sentence?
§ Sir J. SIMON
The published returns of offences relating to motor vehicles show that the number of cases in which driving licences were suspended was 5,969 in 1933 and 7,996 in 1934. The power to terminate the suspension before the expiration of the full period for which it was originally imposed rests with the Court before which the offender was convicted or by which the order of disqualification was made. I have no information as to the number of cases in which this power has been exercised, or of the number of cases in which appeals to a higher court against disqualification have been successful.