HC Deb 23 June 1937 vol 325 cc1189-90
55. Major Colfox

asked the Minister of Transport whether he will make it impossible for a licence to be issued for a motor car for a longer period than that covered by the insurance policy held at the time the licence is issued, in order to prevent the growing practice of driving cars which are not properly insured?

Mr. Burgin

I am afraid that I cannot see my way to adopt my hon. and gallant Friend's proposal. It would involve legislation, and it would, further, create serious administrative difficulties, particularly in the numerous cases where a vehicle is sold during the currency of an insurance policy relating to it. Also, I am not aware that the practice to which he refers is growing.