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Abandoned Vehicles

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 15 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate the Department has made of the number of abandoned vehicles in each month of the last five years, broken down by (a) region and (b) local authority area. (121008)

Data on the number of abandoned vehicles removed and destroyed by local authorities are collected from each authority on an annual basis only; a breakdown by month is not available.

The data requested, by region, is set out in the table:

Number of abandoned vehicles reported

Thousand

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

North East

3.2

6.7

6.8

4.0

3.8

North West

10.6

13.8

13.3

10.4

9.1

Yorkshire and Humberside

12.7

15.4

14.0

10.4

8.4

East Midlands

16.9

19.3

15.5

9.9

6.8

West Midlands

13.1

16.1

13.4

8.9

8.6

East

42.2

44.9

35.3

19.6

16.3

London

104.5

94.5

59.6

49.5

43.6

South East

57.5

53.4

42.3

24.4

19.8

South West

23.7

27.7

21.0

13.2

9.8

England

284.4

291.7

221.1

150.2

126.1

Note:

Totals may not add due to rounding

The table containing data broken down by each local authority area is lengthy so I have arranged for copies to be placed in the Libraries of the House.