Driving Offences

Transport written question – answered on 9th September 2013.

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Photo of Steve Rotheram Steve Rotheram Labour, Liverpool, Walton

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many untraced driver agreement applications rejected by the Motor Insurers' Bureau have subsequently been overturned by an arbitrator at appeal either by (a) preliminary and (b) final decision.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Information can be provided for the number of claims referred to arbitration where the decision of the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB) was overturned either because it rejected the claimant's application in its entirety or where the applicant and MIB cannot agree on the amount of an award. Claims often take some time to settle, therefore the figures provided are from 2010, as most of these will now be settled. In that year the MIB received 18,915 untraced claims. Of those, 270 or 1.4% have been referred to an arbitrator and of these 88 resulted in the MIB's decision being overturned. As a percentage of the total therefore 0.46% of the cases for that report year have seen the MIB's decision overturned by an arbitrator.

The hon. Member may want to write directly to the Motor Insurers' Bureau for any additional information at:

Motor Insurers' Bureau

Linford Wood House

6-12 Capital Drive

Linford Wood

Milton Keynes

MK14 6XT.

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