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Invalid Vehicles: Insurance

Volume 502: debated on Monday 7 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the number of individuals who own mobility scooters who have purchased insurance policies for their vehicles. (304542)

The Department for Transport strongly recommends that mobility scooter users take out insurance. A survey performed for the Department in 2005 suggested that around 72 per cent. of them do so.

Recent estimates from the national travel survey suggest that there could be 316,000 of these vehicles in the UK, so therefore somewhat over 200,000 of these individuals might be expected to be covered by some form of insurance.