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Microlight Flying (Insurance)

Volume 116: debated on Wednesday 13 May 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he will bring forward legislation to make compulsory third party insurance cover for microlight flying.

Owners of microlight aircraft are strictly liable, under section 76 of the Civil Aviation Act 1982, for damage or injury caused to persons or property on the ground. It is up to individual owners to decide on the appropriate levels of third party insurance to meet their potential liabilities.