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Lorries: Road Traffic Offences

Volume 476: debated on Monday 19 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue remains uncollected from non-UK registered Heavy Goods Vehicles for (a) congestion charges, (b) parking fines, (c) speeding fines and (d) low emissions zone breaches. (206044)

[holding answer 16 May 2008]: The Government do not hold this information centrally.

Information collected by the Government identifies the total number of fixed penalties ordered to be paid in relation to criminal motoring offences such as speeding, and the number and amounts of court fines issued. Detailed data about particular offences, or the type of vehicle involved, are not collected.

The relevant highway authority is responsible for the enforcement of penalty charges for civil contraventions—such as congestion charge, parking and low emission zone contraventions. The Government do not require local authorities to provide information relating to unpaid penalty charges, or to particular vehicle types.