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Motor Vehicles: Licensing

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2007, Official Report, column 461W, on motor vehicles: licensing, how many registered vehicle owners identified as failing to comply with a statutory off-road notice subsequently complied with the enforcement action. (167413)

The following table shows the number of cases where the penalty for failure to declare a vehicle off the road was paid following enforcement action:

£

2003-04

332,980

2004-05

336,375

2005-06

458,615

2006-07

473,079

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2007, Official Report, column 461W, on motor vehicles: licensing, how many registered vehicle owners who failed to comply with a statutory off-road declaration and who failed to comply with subsequent enforcement action were consequently summonsed to appear in court. (167408)

Since the inception of Continuous Registration enforcement in March 2004 cases have no longer been settled via a magistrates court summons but via a county court claim. The volumes for both are:

Magistrates court cases

County court claims

2003-04

1,660

2004-05

111

107,100

2005-06

133,254

2006-07

107,550

Prosecution procedures for statutory off-road notifications changed in 2004 from a criminal to a civil process.