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Motor Vehicles: Insurance

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 64259, tabled on 24 June 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what steps his Department is taking to reconcile the different requirements of Sections 143(i) and 185 of the Road Traffic Act 1988 with Articles 1 and 3 of the Motor Insurance Directive 2009 with reference to the 2014 European Court of Justice judgment in Vnuk.

Answered on

3 July 2020

The issue of the impact of the Vnuk judgment on motor insurance in the UK is an important one. We understand the implications on motor sports, motorists and other road users, and the concerns raised by the insurance industry including the Motor Insurers Bureau. During the transition period, EU law continues to apply to the UK through the EU Withdrawal Act and options for after that period will be for Government to decide.

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