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Driving Offences: Insurance

Volume 494: debated on Wednesday 17 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on tackling the offence of driving without insurance in each of the last five years. (279594)

Enforcement of the offence is an operational matter for individual chief officers of police. They will decide on what allocation of their resources is appropriate.

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted of driving without insurance and one other or more offences in the last 12 months; and which were the five most common offences for which people were convicted together with driving without insurance during that period. (279595)

Data provided by the Ministry of Justice on the findings of guilt at all courts for vehicle insurance offences in England and Wales, in 2007 (latest available) can be viewed in the table.

Information on the number of people convicted of a mixture of offences is not separately published.

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

Findings of guilt at all courts for vehicle insurance offences in England and Wales 20071

Offence type

Total findings of guilt

Vehicle insurance offences:

Using motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks

232,811

Making false statements or withholding material information

272

Other insurance offences (excluding fraud and forgery)

16,015

Sub-total

249,098

1 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.

Source:

OCJR E&A (Office for Criminal Justice Reform, Evidence and Analysis Unit), Ministry of Justice