Home secretary Suella Braverman is said to have asked civil servants to arrange one to one driving awareness course.

British Home Secretary Suella Braverman attempted to avoid speeding fines and points by asking for help from civil servants.

Instead of taking part in the typical group driving awareness course, Braverman wanted to arrange a private one-to-one course.

It comes as The Sunday Times reports she tried to make the arrangements after being caught speeding last summer, seeing the home secretary take part in an in-person course or online, both meaning she would be visible to others.

In a bid to avoid being seen, Braverman asked a civil servant for help who later refuse, seeing the home secretary turn to a political aide to persuade the course lead for a private session.

Whitchurch Herald: Braverman asked for a one on one course to avoid being part of group courses. Braverman asked for a one on one course to avoid being part of group courses. (Image: PA)

But, when the requests were refused, the home secretary chose to pull out of the course and take the three points on her licence.

Now Labour and the Liberal Democrats are calling for Mrs Braverman to face a probe by the Prime Minister’s adviser on ministerial interests, Sir Laurie Magnus.

Suella Braverman attempted to avoid speeding fine

Currently, rules mean that Rishi Sunak would have to commission his ethics tsar to look into the allegations, which Labour has suggested could breach the ministerial code -- a set of rules all ministers must abide by or face sanctions, including potentially being sacked.

The PM has not stated whether he will launch an investigation into the Cabinet minister despite demands from Labour and the Liberal Democrats.

But did note she “expressed regret” for speeding, as he discussed that topic whilst at the G7 summit in Hiroshima.

Sharing: “I don’t know the full details of what has happened nor have I spoken to the Home Secretary,” Mr Sunak said.

Whitchurch Herald: The PM shared that the Home Secretary 'expressed regret'. The PM shared that the Home Secretary 'expressed regret'. (Image: PA)

“I think you can see first-hand what I have been doing over the last day or so but I understand that she’s expressed regret for speeding, accepted the penalty and paid the fine.”

Mrs Braverman was reportedly issued with a speeding notice by police after being caught driving faster than the speed limit on a road outside London when she was attorney general in the summer of 2022.

She was offered the choice of paying the fine and receiving three points, attending the course in lieu of points and the fine, or challenging the speeding notice.