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Driving Offences: Insurance

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the Continuous Insurance Enforcement scheme will come into force. (241648)

[holding answer 9 December 2008]: We intend to consult on the detailed implementation of the scheme early in the new year and then lay implementing regulations during the course of 2009-10. Full delivery of the scheme is planned to commence in 2010-11.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government are taking to ensure that cars are driven only by drivers whose names are included on the vehicle's insurance certificate. (241654)

[holding answer 9 December 2008]: No such steps are being taken. A vehicle may be legally driven by any driver whose policy has a clause that allows that driver to drive any other vehicle with the owner's permission (commonly referred to as DOV cover) on a third-party liability basis.