HC Deb 16 July 1980 vol 988 cc598-9W
Mr. Adley

asked the Minister of Transport if all licensing records not held at Swansea have now been burnt; and how many vehicle-checking inspectors are now employed checking into details of vehicles where such information is no longer recorded.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

Apart from the few records preserved for interest in local archives, all the former local taxation office vehicle records have been put on to the central record at Swansea or have been destroyed.

No staff are employed specifically to inspect vehicles. Inspections are carried out by the staff in local vehicle licensing offices as part of their normal duties, assisted in some cases by the police. The majority of inspections relate to transfers of cherished marks, rebuilt and kit vehicles. Of the others it is not possible to assess how many are necessary as a result of the destruction of old records.

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