Motor Vehicles: Insurance:Written question - 107500

(Birmingham, Northfield)
Asked on: 12 October 2017
Department for Transport
Motor Vehicles: Insurance
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what assessment he has made of the options under consideration in the European Commission's consultation on the REFIT review of Directive 2009/103/EC on motor insurance; and what representations he is making to the (a) European Commission and (b) his EU counterparts on that matter.
Answered by: Jesse Norman
Answered on: 20 October 2017

The Department’s priority for the REFIT review is the correction of the scope of the Directive following the Vnuk judgment, such that it only applies to motor vehicles used in traffic. We collaborated with like-minded Member States to write a letter to the Commissioner putting forward this view.

The Department continue to encourage UK stakeholders to talk with their counterparts in Europe.

The Department is otherwise broadly content with how the Directive works but have made minor suggestions for improvement.

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