Mr. S. James A. Hill
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what changes will be made in the cover provided by motor insurance policies as a result of the EEC directive on the subject; and whether he proposes any consequential changes in the checks carried out at ports such as Southampton on visiting heavy lorries and vehicles.
§ Mr. Peyton
As from 1st January 1974 every motor insurance policy issued in a member State of the Communities will include cover against those liabilities which are compulsorily insurable under the laws of every other member State. Consequently, there will be no need to carry out insurance checks on vehicles arriving from other EEC countries, but 100 per cent. checks will be made on all vehicles arriving from elsewhere.