HC Deb 11 November 1970 vol 806 cc184-5W
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.

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.