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Lawn Mowers: Insurance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 207712, tabled on 1 September 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what discussions the Government has had with EU institutions on the possibility of insurance cover being required for ride-on lawnmowers.

Answered on

8 September 2014

We have raised our concerns in the European Court of Justice and have discussed the matter with the Commission at official level. We have taken note of the ECJ’s judgement and we will continue to engage actively with the Commission to achieve as sensible an outcome as possible.