In brief: Insurance disc bill leaps first hurdle

A bill requiring motorists to display insurance discs on their windscreens confirming they are insured has passed its first reading. The Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) says it is delighted the bill, introduced by Dartford MP Bob Dunn, has passed its first hurdle. “It is a sad fact of motoring life that honest premium paying motorists are having to subsidise those drivers who are cheating the system,” a spokeswoman says. The bill is scheduled to get its second reading on Friday 3 March.