HC Deb 13 February 1933 vol 274 c716

6.48 p.m.

Lieut.-Colonel HEADLAM

I beg to move, to leave out the Clause.

This Amendment carries out a pledge which was given during the Committee stage. Sections 35 and 36 of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, impose obligations to provide against liability in respect of third party risks, either by a policy of insurance or by underwriting, involving the giving of security as defined by Section 37 of the Road Traffic Act, and depositing the sum of £15,000 with the Accountant-General of the Supreme Court. The removal of this Clause from the Bill really puts the board in the same position as any other persons who own motor vehicles. Under Section 36 of the Road Traffic Act, insurers are Subject to a further liability to pay to a hospital which has given treatment to any person injured by their vehicles reasonable expenses up to the sum of £25. I hope that the elimination of the Clause will give satisfaction to hon. Members.

Amendment agreed to.