§ Mr. Battle
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of encouraging pay-as-you-drive car insurance. 
§ Mr. Jamieson
Some companies in the insurance industry are currently studying options for pay-as-youdrive car insurance schemes. At least one insurer plans to launch a trial scheme by spring 2004 and we look forward to hearing about any lessons learnt from their trial.