HC Deb 14 June 1967 vol 748 c91W
99. Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Minister of Transport whether she will state the latest figure of vehicles having been reported to the Greater London Council as being apparently unlicensed on the roads in London during the past 12 months; how many of this number have been prosecuted; how many were guilty of more than one, two, three and four offences previous to these prosecutions; and how long from the date of the report a prosecution is instituted.

Mr. John Morris

I have been informed that 183,535 cases have been reported for the twelve months ended 31st May, 1967. Of these 9,566 have to date resulted in prosecutions and a further 5,893 have been referred for similar treatment. In addition 31,415 owners have paid mitigated penalties imposed by the Council, and a further 31,621 have been cautioned. Convictions for previous offences are reported to the courts, but it would take an undue amount of time and effort to give the detail requested. It takes from three to nine months, according to circumstances, for proceedings to be instituted.