§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give for the longest convenient stated period of time the number of vehicles notified to the Greater London Council by the Metropolitan Police as having no road fund licence; in how many of these cases the police were called to give evidence on prosecution; and how long either in actual cases or on average is the time lapse between notification and the time when evidence is called for on prosecution.
§ Mr. Elystan Morgan
I am informed that between 1st April, 1965 and 31st March, 1968 the Metropolitan police reported some 445,000 cases of apparently unlicensed vehicles to the Great London Council. Information about the number of resulting prosecutions in which police officers gave evidence is not available. Court hearings generally occur between three and nine months after the initial report.