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Motor Vehicles: Insurance

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to encourage chief constables to undertake similar exercises to Operation Foist in their areas. (147436)

Operation Foist was an initiative of the Metropolitan Police. Adoption of similar exercises elsewhere is an operational matter for individual chief officers. I understand from the Metropolitan Police that a number of forces have been in touch with queries about the operation with a view to undertaking such measures themselves.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect of Operation Foist in the London area. (147437)

Operation Foist was an initiative of the Metropolitan Police that targeted uninsured drivers as a means of improving road safety and reducing criminality. The Metropolitan Police arranged for a review of the initiative’s effectiveness to be carried out and I am arranging for a copy of this to be placed in the Library.