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Motor Vehicles (Insurance)

Volume 650: debated on Thursday 30 November 1961

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58.

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will state the number of convictions in the courts for each of the last three years against motor vehicle owners for not having a current motor insurance certificate.

The number of convictions in magistrates' courts during the years 1958, 1959 and 1960 for the offence of failing to insure against third party risks was 35,232, 47,930 and 58,418 respectively. In addition there were 7, 55 and 23 committals for trial, but the figures available do not show how many of these resulted in convictions. The statistics do not distinguish between owners and other drivers.