HC Deb 09 June 1961 vol 641 c1553
Mr. D. Wade

I beg to ask leave to present a Petition, as follows: The honourable Commons of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Parliament assembled. A humble Petition of the undersigned showeth that the propositions contained in the Motor Vehicles (Passenger Insurance) Bill will directly interfere with the individual freedom of Her Majesty's liege and loyal subjects the undersigned. The Petition then continues by declaring that owners of vehicles affected by the Bill will be compelled to insure persons unnamed for an unlimited amount of compensation.

The object of the Petition, Mr. Speaker, is to point out that the cost of such insurance will be too onerous a burden on the owners of such vehicles, particularly two-wheeled vehicles, and will cause hardship to those who cannot afford a more expensive means of transport, and it concludes: Wherefore your Petitioners pray that you will reject the Motor Vehicles (Passenger Insurance) Bill in its entirety. And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray.

To lie upon the Table.

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