§ Mr. JOEL
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?
§ Sir H. SAMUEL
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.