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Plans to ban whiplash payments without medical checks

Car insurers could be banned from paying compensation to whiplash claimants who have not undergone medical tests to check whether their injuries are genuine, a new report from MPs has said.

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Motor insurance failings 'encourage criminality'

Failures in the "dysfunctional" car insurance market have "encouraged criminality" in some areas, according to the head of a parliamentary transport committee.

Ms Ellman said action was needed to tackle fraud Credit: PA

Louise Ellman, Labour MP for Liverpool Riverside, said: "This is our fourth report on the cost of motor insurance and while premiums are now falling, aspects of the market remain dysfunctional and have encouraged criminality to take root.

She said further action was needed to tackle fraud which the report said is pushing up insurance prices for motorists.

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