Lawn Mowers: Insurance

Transport written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions the Government has had with EU institutions on the possibility of insurance cover being required for ride-on lawnmowers.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

We have raised our concerns in the European Court of Justice and have discussed the matter with the Commission at official level. We have taken note of the ECJ’s judgment and we will continue to engage actively with the Commission to achieve as sensible an outcome as possible.

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