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CRASH FOR CASH ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS

That this House notes with concern the sharp rise in deliberate crash for cash road traffic accidents; recognises that organised gangs are the main cause of this increase, with a recent report by Aviva highlighting a 21 per cent growth in organised fraud in 2013; further notes that over 50 per cent of motor injury claims fraud is of an organised nature, with over 6,500 suspicious injury claims being related to known fraudster rings; further notes that these offences are particularly frequent in major urban centres such as Manchester, North London, Luton and Birmingham; recognises the costs imposed on society by such practices, including £400 million of added costs in the price of car insurance; further recognises that treating short-term, minor whiplash injuries with a course of rehabilitation rather than the granting of cash compensation would disrupt the operations of these gangs; and calls on the Government to act urgently in this regard to undercut this criminal practice.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bacon, Richard Conservative Party South Norfolk 18.12.2014
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 26.11.2014
Campbell, Gregory Democratic Unionist Party Londonderry East 25.11.2014
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 26.11.2014
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 26.11.2014
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 03.12.2014
Evans, Nigel Conservative Party Ribble Valley 25.11.2014
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 25.11.2014
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 04.12.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 15.12.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 26.11.2014
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 27.11.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 24.11.2014
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 26.11.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 25.11.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 26.11.2014
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 04.12.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 25.11.2014
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 26.11.2014
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 11.12.2014
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 25.11.2014