HC Deb 13 July 1932 vol 268 c1300W

asked the Home Secretary whether, in view of the fact that a motorist in the Midlands was only fined 20s. for not having a third-party insurance certificate, as a result of which a child knocked down by his car mounting the pavement lost all compensation, he will arrange for a half-yearly return to be made of the fines imposed by magistrates on motorists who are convicted for not having third-party insurances, with a view to further legislation in case the penalties generally imposed for this offence should prove inadequate?


The return of offences relating to motor vehicles which has been presented to Parliament to-day includes a statement of the number of convictions by courts of summary jurisdiction in 1931 for failure to insure against third party risks and of the total fines imposed. I regret that I do not see my way to obtain such particulars at more frequent intervals.