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Section 29 Unlicensed Vehicles in Scotland

Volume 455: debated on Monday 15 January 2007

My answer to parliamentary question UIN 113076, 8 January 2007, Official Report, column 222-223W regarding unnamed section 29 unlicensed vehicles in Scotland, contained several inaccuracies.

The answer to the parliamentary question should have read—

a. January-December 2004

Unnamed S29 cases created 50517

No of cases summonsed 2802

No of cases successful 1625

b. January-December 2005

Unnamed S29 cases created 41812

No of cases summonsed 1991

No of cases successful 1121

c. January-November 2006

Unnamed S29 cases created 33695

No of cases summonsed 708

No of cases successful 324

The ability of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to carry out successful enforcement activity against motorists who use their vehicles and do not pay road tax is constantly under review and strategies are revised to meet changing needs.

The number of S29 cases has decreased since the introduction in March 04 of continuous registration enforcement from the record.

The requirement to submit S29 cases electronically to the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service for prosecution, and the problems encountered in establishing this link led to a decrease in the number of prosecutions and an increase in the pursuit of these offenders by wheel-clamping activity.

A suitable method of transmitting cases electronically has now been found.