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Abandoned Vehicles

Volume 461: debated on Thursday 21 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many abandoned cars were recorded in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire, (f) Norfolk and (g) England in each year since 1997. (143927)

Data on the number of abandoned vehicles both removed and destroyed by local authorities or their agents are shown in the following table.

Numbers of abandoned vehicles (thousands)

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

(a) Suffolk

2.5

4.3

4.8

3.2

3.3

2.0

(b) Bedfordshire

4.4

8.8

9.1

7.3

3.4

2.4

(c) Cambridgeshire

3.2

5.1

5.4

4.9

2.8

2.7

(d) Essex

12.0

14.2

14.0

10.5

5.4

5.9

(e) Hertfordshire

7.0

7.6

9.1

7.3

3.1

2.0

(f) Norfolk

1.4

2.3

2.5

2.1

1.7

1.3

England

223.5

284.4

291.7

221.1

150.2

126.1

Results, which include estimated values for authorities not responding, are available for each year from 2000-01 to 2005-06. Prior to 2000-01, this information was not collected by this Department.

Results are recorded collectively from district councils within each county council area. Results from the four unitary authorities have been included with their county of original origin, hence: Luton DA with Bedfordshire, Peterborough UA with Cambridgeshire and Southend-on-Sea and Thurrock UAs with Essex.

Source:

DEFRA municipal waste statistics.