HC Deb 15 March 1939 vol 345 c425W
Mr. Leach

asked the Minister of Trans port whether he is aware that many thousands of motorists are still uninsured against third-party risks; that frequently, injured cyclists and pedestrians are victimised arising from this fact; and what steps he proposes to take in the matter?

Mr. Burgin

I am unable from official sources to estimate the number of uninsured motorists, but according to the evidence given to the Committee on Compulsory Insurance the cases where third parties fail to receive compensation are not numerous. Legislation to implement the committee's recommendations is under consideration.