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Motoring Offences

Volume 450: debated on Wednesday 11 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many fixed penalty notices and court proceedings for aiding, abetting, causing or permitting noise offences under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, Regulations 54-58 and 97-99, have been issued in each of the last five years in each local authority in England and Wales. (90476)

I have been asked to reply.

Information on fixed penalty notices issued by the police and prosecution data taken from the Court Proceedings Database held by the office for Criminal Justice Reform from 2000 to 2004 (latest available) is given in the table. These data are available at police force area level only.

2005 data will be available early in 2007.

Number of police action Fixed Penalty Notices issued and total prosecutions for Noise Offences1 under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986, Regulations 54-58 and 97-99 by police force area, England and Wales, 2000-04

Number of notices and offences

2000

2001

2002

Police force area

Fixed penalty notices issued

Total prosecutions

Fixed penalty notices issued

Total prosecutions

Fixed penalty notices issued

Total prosecutions

Avon and Somerset

36

195

44

149

27

115

Bedfordshire

5

17

9

9

6

19

Cambridgeshire

10

26

9

12

10

19

Cheshire

5

21

10

24

16

7

Cleveland

4

76

11

80

5

75

Cumbria

4

41

6

50

7

15

Derbyshire

18

128

13

129

9

130

Devon and Cornwall

26

152

28

105

47

106

Dorset

24

51

18

33

14

37

Durham

20

172

25

118

24

155

Essex

52

77

40

62

61

67

Gloucestershire

13

84

24

73

14

49

Greater Manchester

50

195

51

227

44

195

Hampshire

14

272

21

251

22

200

Hertfordshire

7

19

11

47

10

49

Humberside

10

66

11

42

8

53

Kent

34

249

24

180

36

152

Lancashire

93

175

51

119

49

108

Leicestershire

2

77

5

66

10

49

Lincolnshire

9

240

14

158

5

77

London, City of

1

8

4

7

1

10

Merseyside

13

36

22

17

31

22

Metropolitan Police

77

269

57

186

33

154

Norfolk

25

115

23

119

29

101

Northamptonshire

0

67

0

29

3

9

Northumbria

48

193

93

112

72

137

North Yorkshire

89

39

59

30

35

14

Nottinghamshire

3

141

2

78

1

64

South Yorkshire

9

150

21

137

11

95

Staffordshire

10

2n/a

12

42

10

45

Suffolk

24

107

20

86

22

75

Surrey

0

96

9

91

49

86

Sussex

13

68

17

76

32

81

Thames Valley

42

87

58

58

28

33

Warwickshire

4

65

5

72

3

26

West Mercia

26

89

45

68

51

96

West Midlands

19

146

23

102

7

99

West Yorkshire

13

125

16

120

17

104

Wiltshire

22

119

26

115

18

78

Dyfed Powys

5

58

10

51

8

78

Gwent

20

58

31

49

29

38

North Wales

0

62

0

59

0

60

South Wales

21

88

19

50

17

39

England and Wales

920

4,616

997

3,688

931

3,221

Number of notices and offences

2003

2004

Police force area

Fixed penalty notices issued

Total prosecutions

Fixed penalty notices issued

Total prosecutions

Avon and Somerset

31

122

26

97

Bedfordshire

4

16

6

3

Cambridgeshire

10

14

22

10

Cheshire

12

14

14

11

Cleveland

11

27

23

9

Cumbria

14

27

13

31

Derbyshire

16

101

16

78

Devon and Cornwall

35

83

56

78

Dorset

15

18

10

12

Durham

18

101

13

61

Essex

20

38

35

28

Gloucestershire

10

53

4

38

Greater Manchester

34

238

52

98

Hampshire

25

135

32

102

Hertfordshire

7

55

14

45

Humberside

12

50

5

25

Kent

38

97

34

116

Lancashire

85

100

81

37

Leicestershire

11

63

3

50

Lincolnshire

182

89

251

101

London, City of

86

15

32

12

Merseyside

8

20

17

15

Metropolitan Police

65

140

83

142

Norfolk

17

89

29

65

Northamptonshire

4

49

0

34

Northumbria

90

103

111

75

North Yorkshire

91

19

252

18

Nottinghamshire

5

35

7

21

South Yorkshire

11

53

23

28

Staffordshire

12

21

12

22

Suffolk

10

83

18

121

Surrey

35

37

33

40

Sussex

14

22

15

12

Thames Valley

39

47

90

27

Warwickshire

12

14

9

15

West Mercia

35

40

30

42

West Midlands

21

91

23

67

West Yorkshire

25

121

22

65

Wiltshire

38

56

25

50

Dyfed Powys

42

48

8

31

Gwent

31

20

34

19

North Wales

0

53

0

62

South Wales

10

36

27

35

England and Wales

1,291

2,653

1,610

2,048

n/a = Not available.

1 Aiding, abetting, causing or permitting a crime is shown under the heading of the crime itself.

2 Estimates made for Staffordshire Police Force who were only able to submit data for a sample of weeks in 2000, have been included in totals only.

Note:

Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.