Public Disorder: Uninsured Claimants — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 2:37 pm on 19th December 2011.

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Photo of Lord Elystan-Morgan Lord Elystan-Morgan Crossbench 2:37 pm, 19th December 2011

My Lords, I give the fullest support to the Minister's indication that the Government regard the Act as having passed its sell-by date. Taking the point of the noble Lord, Lord Imbert, may I ask the Government to look very carefully into the whole philosophy of whether it is right, in the 21st century, that claims should be made against police authorities, as opposed to a more general claim, perhaps against the Government? I also make the point that the definition of "persons" in the Act is deeply flawed, as are the definitions of "property". The Act should also be brought up to date to allow claims in respect of motor vehicles.