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Vehicle Registration: Fines

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fines the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has issued relating to the lack of notification of change of vehicle ownership in the last two years. (180594)

The number of penalties issued by the Agency in respect of a failure to notify a change of vehicle ownership is as follows:

Financial year

Number

2005-06

52,640

2006-07

42,078

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many appeals against fines imposed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for non-notification of change of vehicle ownership have been made in the last two years; how many of these were successful; on what grounds such cases were successful; and if she will make a statement. (180596)

The Agency does not hold statistics to advise the total number of appeals received in cases which involve non-notification of change of vehicle ownership. These details could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. The number of non-notification of change cases closed following further investigation is as follows:

Financial year

2005-06

2006-07

Compassionate grounds

388

423

Data discrepancy

3,062

2,603

No offence

11,467

8,652