Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 11:30 am on 21st March 2007.

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Photo of Tony Blair Tony Blair Prime Minister 11:30 am, 21st March 2007

How we deal with fatalities and injuries arising from road accidents is a very important matter. Over the past few years, the number of fatalities has fallen significantly, especially among children. That is a major achievement, but the hon. Gentleman is right to draw attention to the fact that there are too many people without proper insurance on our roads. That is one reason why we are looking at ways to toughen the penalties for people who drive without insurance, and it is also why the police are able to make spot checks to discover who those drivers are.