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Driving Offences: Insurance

Volume 477: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions were secured for the offence of driving without insurance in each of the last five years in London, broken down by borough. (211603)

Information held by the Ministry of Justice relates to the offence of using a motor vehicle whilst uninsured against third party risks, it is available at police force level only. The latest year for which figures are held is 2006.

Information relating to the Metropolitan and City of London police force areas is in the following table. Information for 2007 should be available later in 2008.

Findings of guilt at magistrates courts for the offence of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks1, within London, 2002-06

Number of offences

Police force area

City of London police

Metropolitan police

Total London

2002

1,330

27,116

28,446

2003

1,605

31,463

33,068

2004

1,122

36,465

37,587

2005

1,068

36,033

37,101

2006

1,130

37,075

38,205

1 Offences under the Road Traffic Act 1988 s. 143 (2).

Notes: l. It is known that for some police force areas, the reporting of court proceedings in particular those relating to summary motoring offences, may be less than complete.

2. Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their limitations are taken into account when those data are used.