§ Mr. French
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what is his estimate of the number of vehicles being driven without third party insurance cover.
§ Mr. Atkins
In 1988, the most recent year for which figures are available, there were 208,568 findings of guilt by magistrates courts in England and Wales for using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks. I am not aware of any reliable estimate of the number of vehicles actually being used without insurance.