HC Deb 08 March 1990 vol 168 c788W
Mr. Wilson

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will review the laws governing the subsequent refurbishment and sale of vehicles which have been written off by insurance companies.

Mr. Atkins

I have been asked to reply.

Road traffic law is reviewed regularly with vehicle safety in mind. Many vehicles that are written off by insurance companies are capable of satisfactory repair. If they are not repaired properly, there are offences of using and of selling an unroadworthy vehicle. A prospective purchaser should consider having a vehicle inspected by an expert before buying it.