asked the Secretary of State for Transport how many of his officials and officers of the Metropolitan police are engaged in the two-week vehicle excise licence campaign in the London boroughs of Bromley and Camden; what is the inclusive cost of deploying these officials; and if he will make it his policy within six months to report to the House the conclusions of the exercise to show (a) how many motorists pay a mitigated penalty, (b) how many motorists are prosecuted in the magistrates' courts and with what result, (c) in both instances, how much money is recovered and how much remains uncollected, and (d) the total inclusive costs to all official sources for expenditure incurred in the exercise.
Twenty-four members of staff from the London enforcement office are engaged either wholly or partly on the campaigns which my Department is currently carrying out in conjunction with the London boroughs of Bromley and Camden, at a staff cost of approximately £4,640. The campaigns are of one week duration. The Metropolice police are not involved I will write to my hon. Friend when the outcome of these campaigns is known.