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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many successful applications for the release of information from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency vehicle register were made in each year since 2002; and how many such applications were made by (a) the police, (b) local authorities, (c) motor manufacturers, (d) housing associations, (e) the Environment Agency and (f) organisations enforcing parking restrictions on private land in each year. (81426)

The approximate number of requests for information from the police since 2002 is:

Million

2002-03

9.6

2003-04

11.2

2004-05

9.8

2005-06

10.2

DVLA does not maintain separate figures on the total number of requests made by local authorities, motor manufacturers, housing associations or organisations enforcing parking restrictions on private land. The information requested can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department expects to publish its conclusions relating to its recent review of regulations governing the release of Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency information. (81427)

I refer the hon. Member to my answer to the hon. Member for Twickenham (Dr. Cable) of 15 June 2006, Official Report, column 1416W.

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many requests were made to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for the release of information from the vehicle register under Regulation 27 of the Road Vehicles Regulations 2002 in each year since 2002; and how many were successful in each year. (81428)

The agency does not record how many requests were received and subsequently approved or declined under each individual piece of legislation. Consequently the agency does not have a record of how many requests were received, approved or declined under Regulation 27 of the Road Vehicles (Registration and Licensing) Regulations 2002.