§ Sir M. Worsley
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in how many cases, during the last convenient period, in the Greater London area, proceedings for parking offences have been dropped against cars with a foreign registration because it was not possible to identify the owner or driver of the vehicle;
(2) how many proceedings for parking offences have been taken during the last convenient period in the Greater London area against cars with a foreign registration.323W
§ Dr. Summerskill
The available statistics of court proceedings for parking offences in the Metropolitan Police district do not distinguish those relating to cars with a foreign registration. Most parking offences in London, however, are dealt with by the issue of fixed penalty notices. No court proceedings can in any event be instituted unless it is possible to identify the alleged offender, and if a fixed penalty is not paid no further action can normally be taken if the vehicle concerned had a foreign index mark.