HC Deb 19 October 1966 vol 734 cc51-2W
Sir R. Russell

asked the Minister of Transport if she is aware that there is no one from whom compensation can be claimed by the victim of a hit-and-run motor accident when the owner or driver of the vehicle cannot be traced; and if she will introduce legislation to remedy this injustice.

The acquisition of toll rights on other roads is a matter for the local highway authorities concerned.

Mr. John Morris

Where, in the view of the Motor Insurers' Bureau, there is reasonable certainty that a motor vehicle was involved and that, if its owner or driver could be traced, a claim would lie, the Bureau will consider making anex gratia payment to the personally injured victim of a hit-and-run driver. We are seeking to improve these arrangements by agreement with the Bureau.