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Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many registered vehicle owners were prosecuted for failing to comply with statutory off-road notification declarations in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06 and (d) 2006-07. (165849)

I have been asked to reply.

The number of registered vehicle owners who were prosecuted for failing to comply with statutory off-road notification declarations is:

County court claims

Magistrates court cases

2003-04

1,660

2004-05

107,100

777

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.