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Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Act 2009

Type of Bill:
Private Members' Bill (Presentation Bill)
Sponsor:
Willie Rennie

Progress of the Bill

Bill started in the House of Commons

  1. House of Commons
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  2. House of Lords
    1. 1st reading
    2. 2nd reading
    3. Committee stage
    4. Report stage
    5. 3rd reading
  3. Consideration of Amendments
  4. Royal Assent

Last event

Act of Parliament

House Act Date
Commons Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Act 2009 | PDF version, 94KB 20.11.2009

Latest news on the Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Act 2009

Following agreement by both Houses on the text of the Bill it received Royal Assent on 12 November.

The Bill is now an Act of Parliament (law).

Summary of the Driving Instruction (Suspension and Exemption Powers) Act 2009

The main purpose of this Bill is to address the concern that it can take a minimum of 45 days between the Registrar notifying an Approved Driving Instructor that that instructor may be removed from the Register of Approved Driving Instructors, and the removal taking effect. This has led to at least one case in which a driving instructor who had been convicted of a sexual offence involving a pupil was able to continue giving instruction while the deregistration process continued.

The Bill would enable the Registrar to suspend an instructor’s registration at the same time as informing the instructor of the proposed removal from the register. The Registrar will be able to suspend an instructor’s registration in this way only if the Registrar believes that the instructor would pose a significant threat to the safety of members of the public if the registration were not suspended.

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