§ Mr. Howe
asked the Minister of Transport what study he has made, in his current negotiations with the Motor Insurers' Bureau and the motor insurance industry with a view to securing comprehensive compensation for the victims of unidentified motor drivers, of the provisions of Section 6 of New Zealand's Transport Amendment Act, 1963, with a view to introducing similar legislation for England and Wales.
§ Mr. Tom Fraser
I am aware of the terms of the legislation to which the hon. Member refers, which provides that persons injured by unidentified motorists may proceed against a nominal defendant, namely the State Insurance General Manager. Although the objectives of the discussions with the Motor Insurers' Bureau which were referred to in the Answer given to the hon. Member on 2nd July are similar, I am doubtful whether legislation in these particular terms would be the most appropriate way for us to meet those objectives.