HC Deb 20 March 1964 vol 691 c231W
Mr. Hale

asked the Minister of Transport if he will take steps to prevent the victims of accident by negligent driving of motor vehicles with Diplomatic Corps protection from being deprived of lawful compensation by a plea of diplomatic privilege.

Mr. Marples

No. There is diplomatic immunity in this respect, but foreign diplomats are expected to insure against their liabilities to third parties. I am not aware of any case where this has not been done. Insurance companies have undertaken to refrain from relying on the privileged status of a diplomatic client in motor insurance claims.