§ Michael McNair-Wilson
Mr. asked the Prime Minister what general directions have been issued to other 227W Government Departments about using the commercial insurance market following its use by the Ministry of Defence.
§ The Prime Minister
None. The use of the commercial insurance market by the Ministry of Defence from 1 April 1982 is experimental and is restricted to motor accident and employer's liability claims, as announced by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement in his written reply on 5 March. [Vol. 19, c.245.] It is our intention to await practical experience of these arrangements before considering any extension of them.