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Vehicle Registration: Fines

Volume 471: debated on Monday 28 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been raised in revenue by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency via fines for failing to notify change of vehicle ownership in the last two years; what the cost has been of taking such action; and if she will make a statement. (180595)

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) collected £1,103,000 from April 2005 to March 2006, £913,000 from April 2006 to March 2007 and £813,000 in the financial year to date (April 2007 to December 2007) in revenue from fines raised for failing to notify of a change of vehicle ownership.

This revenue is paid over directly to HM Treasury.

The DVLA for the first time began keeping a record of the estimated annual costs of taking action against failure to notify changes of vehicle ownership from April 2007. The estimated level of costs is £617,000 for the financial year April 2007 to March 2008.