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Motor Vehicles: Crime

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of her Department's budget is spent on combating vehicle crime. (164619)

The lead responsibility for combating vehicle crime rests with the Home Office. Many of the activities of DfT and its agencies also help to tackle vehicle crime. Among the key achievements in 2006-07 were: the introduction of theft-resistant number plates to help combat car cloning and car ID theft; and an increase in wheel clamping activities to tackle vehicle excise duty evasion. It is not possible to quantify the precise proportion of expenditure.