HC Deb 10 April 1940 vol 359 cc578-9
79. Major Sir Jocelyn Lucas

asked the Minister of Transport whether he has any proposals to make for ensuring that compensation will be paid to persons injured by uninsured or non-stop drivers of motor vehicles?

Captain Wallace

As regards uninsured drivers, I regret that I am unable to add to the answer which I gave to my hon. and gallant Friend on 31st January. As I then pointed out, the legislation to implement the report of the committee on Compulsory Insurance presents great difficulties, and under existing conditions my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade and I cannot see our way to undertake it. The committee also considered the case of the non-stop and untraced driver, but did not think it practicable to recommend that the proposed Insurers' Central Fund should cover such cases.

Sir J. Lucas

In view of the fact that these innocent victims of aggression are still being unpaid, cannot the Minister confer with the Chancellor of the Exchequer and see whether he can get some money to go on with?