HC Deb 07 February 1992 vol 203 c307W
Mr. French

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were prosecuted for driving a vehicle whilst uninsured for the last three available years.

Mr. John Patten

The following table shows the number of court proceedings for the offence of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks.

Proceedings for the offence of using motor vehicle uninsured against thrid party risks in England and Wales 1988–1990
Year Number of offences
1988 294,966
1989 304,432
11990 317,797
1 Provisional

The number of people involved is likely to be less because some may have been proceeded against for more than one of these offences.