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Mobile phone ban 'not desirable'

TRANSPORT Minister Glenda Jackson says legislation to ban the use of hand-held mobile telephones by drivers of vehicles which are on the move was 'not desirable' at the moment. In a House of Commons reply she said publicising the dangers of using a mobile telephone while driving was preferred.

But she added: 'If persuasion is unsuccessful, we would be prepared to consider legislation at some time in the future.' Jackson's statement came a few days after the second reading in the House of Lords of a Bill designed to ban the practice.

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