§ Mr. Conway
asked the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has any estimate of the number of vehicles in use on public roads without insurance cover.
§ Mr. Michael Spicer
In 1984, the most recent year for which figures are available, there were 194,378 findings of guilt by magistrates' courts in England and Wales for using a motor vehicle without having insurance covering personal injury to third parties as required by law. I am not aware of any reliable estimate of the number of vehicles actually being used without insurance.