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Motor Car Insurance

Volume 972: debated on Monday 22 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to reduce the number of people driving uninsured vehicles by making the provision of third party car insurance a Government function; if he will make provision to enable motorists to obtain third party insurance at the same time as they tax their vehicles; and if he will make a statement.

No. This is not a field for Government. Apart from other objections, there is no reason to suppose that the hon. Member's proposal would even have the effect described.