HC Deb 28 July 1982 vol 28 c527W
Mr. Knox

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the number of prosecutions relating to offences of excessive exhaust emission from vehicles in each of the past five years.

Mr. Mayhew

The information available on proceedings is given in the attached table. Corresponding information on findings of guilt is published annually in "Offences relating to motor vehicles: supplementary tables"—table 4, page 13, of the issue for 1980. Information for 1981 is not yet available.

Proceedings in Magistrates' Courts for Offences Relating to Emission of Smoke etc. from a Vehicle.
England and Wales Number of offences
1976 2,020
1977 1,606
1978 1,615
1979 1,454
1980 1,319