HC Deb 05 May 2004 vol 420 cc1541-2W
Mr. Watson

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of remote immobiliser technologies on reducing car crime. [166845]

Ms Blears

It is too early to make an assessment because the introduction of these technologies by the industry has been delayed until there is resolution of liability issues.

It is suggested that these legal liabilities include, liability for technology or system malfunction and who would take responsibility for vehicles that are remotely immobilised and subsequently causes an accident.