December 18, 2014

House of Commons Transport Committee to look at motor insurance costs

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It has been announced by parliament that the House of Commons Transport Committee has agreed to hold a “short inquiry” into the cost of motor insurance in the UK

The Committee intends to focus on the reasons and consequences of recent increases in the cost of motor insurance and the impact on young people of the high costs of motor insurance.

They will also investigate the extent to which the cost of motor insurance is influenced by the prevalence of road accidents, insurance fraud, legal costs and the number of uninsured drivers.

The committee will also explore whether there are public policy implications of the rise in the cost of motor insurance and, if so, what steps the Government might take in response to them.

Short written submissions are invited by Monday 1 November.

The Committee intends to take oral evidence in November.

A guide for written submissions to Select Committees may be found at: http://www.parliament.uk/get-involved/have-your-say/take-part-in-committee-inquiries/

Committee Website: www.parliament.uk/transcom

Committee Membership is as follows:

Mrs Louise Ellman (Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool Riverside) (Chair)

Angie Bray (Conservative, Ealing Central and Acton)

Lilian Greenwood (Labour,Nottingham South)

Mr Tom Harris (Labour, Glasgow South)

Kelvin Hopkins (Labour, Luton North)

Kwasi Kwarteng (Conservative, Spelthorne)

Mr John Leech (Liberal Democrat, Manchester Withington)

Paul Maynard (Conservative, Blackpool North and Cleveleys)

Angela Smith (Labour, Penistone and Stocksbridge)

Iain Stewart (Conservative, Milton Keynes South)

Julian Sturdy (Conservative, York Outer)


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