asked the Secretary of State for Transport if he has any plans further to reduce evasion of motor vehicle licence duty; and if he will make a statement.
We are determined to maintain the momentum of the enforcement drive. We have just introduced new powers to help stiffen the penalties against evaders. A full programme of intensive local campaigns run in conjunction with the police has been arranged for 1987–88. Computer terminals giving direct access to DVLC's records are being installed in all local enforcement offices to improve efficiency and speed up the processing of cases.