HC Deb 18 December 1935 vol 307 cc1770-1W

asked the Minister of Transport whether, in cases of conviction for driving offences in which the magistrates for special reasons decide not to suspend the licence of a convicted person, he will consider the possibility of taking such steps as will protect the person in question against being prevented from driving owing to the refusal of insurance companies to issue a policy of insurance?


The Road Traffic Acts do not give me power to compel any insurance company to accept any particular risk but, so far as I am aware, a person who is not for some reason a bad risk (and consequently a source of danger on the road) has no difficulty in obtaining a third party policy.