HC Deb 08 July 1965 vol 715 c302W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received the letter from the honourable Member for West Ham, North, giving details, including Road Licence numbers, of vehicles which have been unlicensed under the Road Fund licensing system and yet have been in use for many months; if he is aware of concern about this felt by a number of London borough councils; whether he has received representations from the London borough of Waltham Forest on this subject; and what action he now proposes to take to ensure that the police in London enforce the law in these and similar cases.

Mr. George Thomas

I have received a letter dated 28th June from my hon. Friend, and have brought the information contained in it to the notice of the Metropolitan Police. My right hon. and learned Friend has received no representations from any London borough in this matter. The police already take action on an increasing scale to report cases of apparently unlicensed vehicles to the taxation authorities.