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Vehicles: Disposal

Volume 703: debated on Monday 30 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many vehicles are scrapped or exported from the United Kingdom; and how many vehicles are certified to have been recycled by an authorised treatment facility. [HL4218]

Authorised treatment facilities notified destruction of some 1,030,000 vehicles to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) during 2007. The DVLA was notified of some 239,000 permanent vehicle exports over the same period.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many prosecutions the Environment Agency has initiated concerning disposal of motor vehicles other than by an authorised treatment facility; and, of these, how many were prosecutions for (a) moving a vehicle illegally (because it is waste) without appropriate licences or authorisations; and (b) processing the vehicle without using an authorised treatment facility. [HL4221]

Between 3 November 2003 (the commencement date for the end-of-life vehicle regulations) and the present date the Environment Agency has initiated 51 prosecutions in relation to the disposal of motor vehicles and parts. Of these, 49 involved illegal keeping/treatment/disposal and two involved illegal transfer.