HC Deb 28 July 1937 vol 326 cc3117-8W
Mr. Joel

asked the Minister of Transport whether his attention has been called to the case in the King's Bench affecting the insurance of motorists, establishing that motorists are not bound to insure punishments by flogging were inflicted on white and coloured people, respectively, in Southern Rhodesia during the last five years?

Mr. M. MacDonald

The returns available to me of the sentences of whipping imposed in Southern Rhodesia do not distinguish between white, coloured and native persons. Following are the figures of the total number of cases in which sentences of whipping were imposed during each of the years 1931 to 1935: against liability for their own passengers; and whether he will consider altering the law to enforce insurance for passengers carried?

Mr. Burgin

Parliament, in the Road Traffic Acts of 1930 and 1934, did not require motorists to cover by insurance the risk of death of, or injury to, a passenger who was not carried for hire or reward or in pursuance of a contract of employment.