§ Mr. Barnes
asked the Minister of Transport whether arrangements for the registration books of vehicles written off by insurance companies to be appropriately marked have been completed; and when they will be introduced.
§ Mrs. Castle
Motor insurers generally, for whose co-operation I am most grateful, have agreed that, as from 1st May, when a total loss payment is made on a seriously damaged vehicle, the registration book will be sent to the appropriate local taxation officer. The book will then be endorsed "Seriously damaged vehicle—insurance total loss payment".