Motor Vehicles: Insurance

Department for Transport written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many people in Northern Ireland have applied for a green card as proof of insurance in order to be able to drive in the EU in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many applications the Government has received for the green card proof of insurance that is required in order to be able drive in the EU in the event of the leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Chris Grayling Chris Grayling The Secretary of State for Transport

The Department for Transport does not have the statistics for the number of Green cards requested and issued to date. This is because the Government is not responsible for issuing Green Cards. They are issued directly by companies that provide vehicle insurance to their policy holders.

Motorists in the UK should contact their vehicle insurer who will be able to provide them with advice on their Insurance Green Card requirements and issue them with the relevant documentation.

The advice from the Association of British Insurers is that motorists should contact their insurers a month before they plan on travelling.

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