David Ward – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Ministry of Justice

The below Parliamentary question was asked by David Ward on 2014-06-26.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, if he will take steps to increase the penalties for uninsured drivers.

Jeremy Wright

Sentencing in individual cases is entirely a matter for our independent courts and they must follow sentencing guidelines issued by the independent Sentencing Council.

The Government announced on 12 May this year that it intends to carry out a review of the offences and maximum penalties available for a range of driving offences. This will include offences involving uninsured drivers.