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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Centre: Databases

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many local authorities accessed records held by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency via the web enabled enquiry system in 2007-08; and for what purposes. (235014)

During the financial year 2007-08, DVLA vehicle records were accessed by 355 local authorities via the web enabled inquiry system. The purposes for the requests were for investigations into:

Abandoned vehicles;

Fly tipping;

Untaxed vehicles;

Noise nuisance as a result of the vehicle/its use;

Dog fouling;

Fly posting;

Bus lane violations

Nuisance vehicles;

Damage to street furniture.