HC Deb 19 July 1933 vol 280 c1803

asked the Minister of Transport what steps he is taking to enforce Part II of the Road Traffic Act, 1930, in respect of compulsory third-party insurance; if he will ascertain whether the owner of the vehicle which caused the death of Mr. Charles Mennie, of 9, McAulay Street, Dundee, was so insured; and whether a licence for his vehicle was issued without production of a certificate of insurance?


I understand that it is the practice of the police to ask for the production of the certificate of insurance when they have occasion to interrogate the driver of a motor vehicle, and in Regulation 11 of the Motor Vehicles (Third Party Risks) Regulations, 1933, I have prescribed that a certificate of insurance or a certificate of security must be produced to the licensing authority when application is made for a road vehicle licence. With reference to the latter part of the question, I cannot identify the accident referred to from the particulars given, but, if my hon. Friend will furnish me with the name and address of the owner of the vehicle and its identification mark and number, I will cause inquiries to be made.


Are the licensing authority satisfied by the production of the temporary cover certificate, seeing that in some cases the policy is never completed?


Perhaps my hon. Friend will put that question on the Paper.

Lieut.-Colonel J. SANDEMAN ALLEN

Does that apply to Post Office and Government-owned vehicles?


Perhaps my hon. and gallant Friend will give me notice of that question.