§ 62. Mr. Clinton Davis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, following his consideration of this matter, he will introduce legislation to require compulsory insurance for passengers carried in motor vehicles and, in particular, for pillion passengers on motorcycles.185W
§ Mr. Peyton
Having carefully considered the views of all interested parties, I have decided that there is a strong case for making passenger liability insurance compulsory. I recognise the particular problem involved in motor-cyclists and their passengers, and propose to invite insurers and the motorcycle interests to discuss this with me with a view to considering the terms of legislation. In principle, there seems a good case for exempting mopeds from any requirement for passenger insurance.