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Road Traffic Offences: Insurance

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 29 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on using Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and motor insurance databases in conjunction with automatic number plate recognition equipment to detect uninsured drivers. (130045)

[holding answer 26 March 2007]: There has been good progress and I refer to the answer I gave to my right hon. Friend the Member for Warley (Mr. Spellar) on 22 November 2006, Official Report, columns 93-4W. Since that date the police are continuing to use automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) equipment to detect uninsured drivers with excellent results.