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Volume 931: debated on Thursday 12 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if any EEC countries requires by law that the basis of rating motor insurance be by total mileage driven; whether this is the practice in any of the countries where no legal requirement exists; and if he has any plans to introduce legislation to the same effect in the United Kingdom.

We are not aware that motor insurance premiums in any EEC country are fixed solely by reference to mileage driven, but information to check this is not readily available. Mileage is only one of several factors affecting risk and my right hon. Friend has no plans to introduce legislation to the effect referred to by the hon. Member.