Vehicle tampering offences to be debated by MPs
20 April 2022
On Monday 25 April, MPs will debate a petition relating to vehicle tampering offences.
Nick Fletcher MP, a member of the Petitions Committee, has been asked by the Committee to open the debate. MPs from all parties can take part, and Trudy Harrison MP, a minister at the Department for Transport, will respond for the Government.
Do not implement proposed new offences for vehicle "tampering"
The petition, which has more than 114,000 signatures, states: “The Government’s modernising vehicle standards proposal suggested new offences for tampering with a system, part or component of a vehicle intended or adapted to be used on a road. This could have a hugely detrimental impact on the UK motorsport and custom aftermarket industry.”
In response to the petition, provided on 21 December 2021, the Government said: “The intention of the consultation proposal is to prevent modifications that negatively impact on road safety, vehicle security and the environment.”
What are petitions debates?
Petitions debates are 'general' debates which allow MPs from all parties to discuss the important issues raised by one or more petitions, and put their concerns to Government Ministers.