§ Mr. Livingstone
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from what sources funding is available for the support of families of people killed in road accidents; how much funding is available; and how it is allocated.
§ Mr. Maclean
This is not a matter for which I have any Departmental responsibility. However, I am informed by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Transport that where a motorist is at fault, the victim of a road accident—or, in fatal cases, surviving relatives—may be compensated either by the motorist, his insurers, or in the case of untraced or uninsured drivers, by the Motor Insurers Bureau. I further understand that state support in the form of social security provision may be available if the relevant criteria are satisfied.