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"Hit-And-Run" Motor Accidents

Volume 894: debated on Wednesday 25 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the present arrangements for bringing the Motor Insurers' Bureau scheme to the notice of "hit-and-run" accident victims.

The Motor Insurers' Bureau has been paying compensation to victims of untraced drivers since 1946. The completion of a formal agreement in 1969 and its revision in 1972 both received considerable publicity. I am sure that solicitors, trade unions and organisations such as Citizens' Advice Bureaux, from whom victims of hit-and-run accidents naturally seek advice, are well aware of these arrangements; but I welcome the opportunity to draw them again to public attention.