§ Mr. Michael
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will make it his policy to bring forward any measures necessary to empower a traffic warden to require the production at a police station by a motorist of a current certificate of motor vehicle insurance in any case in which he or she is currently empowered to require production of a driving licence;
(2) what powers he has to extend to traffic wardens the power to require a motorist to produce at a police station a certificate of vehicle insurance in any case in which he or she is currently empowered to require production of a driving licence.
§ Mr. Charles Wardle
[holding answers 10 and 11 May 1993]: Sections 95(5) and 96 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 empower the Secretary of State to make a statutory instrument prescribing the appropriate functions of traffic wardens. Those provisions could be used to empower traffic wardens to require the production of a current certificate of motor insurance in the circumstances described. There are no plans at present to do so.