§ Mr. Hammond
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if the Government oppose EU proposals to introduce a presumption of guilt on the part of the motorist in all cases of motorist/cyclist accidents. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
Proposals for a fifth motor insurance directive are at an early stage. It is not clear that a presumption of guilt on the part of the motorist is intended. The proposal states that there is no intention to 'prejudice the civil liability of the pedestrian or cyclist or the level of award for damages in a specific accident, under national legislation'.