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Driving Offences: Insurance

Volume 486: debated on Thursday 15 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) successful prosecutions, (b) cautions and (c) issues of fixed penalty notices there were for use of a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008. (244799)

[holding answer 18 December 2008]: Available information provided by the Ministry of Justice for the number of findings of guilt, at all courts, for offences of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks, for 2006 and 2007, are given in the following table.

Data on court proceedings for 2008 will be available in the autumn of 2009.

Additionally, there were 6,651 fixed penalty notices issued for the offence in 2006. Data on FPNs issued in 2007 are due to be published in early 2009.

Total number of findings of guilt at all courts for offences of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks, England and Wales, 2006 and 20071, 2






1 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 inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.


Evidence and Analysis Unit - Office for Criminal Justice Reform.