§ Mr. Roger King
asked the Secretary of State for Transport, further to the answer of the hon. Member for Wallasey (Mrs. Chalker) on 15 November, Official Report, c. 365, if he will estimate the increase in staff and in administrative costs at the driver and vehicle licensing centre which would be necessary to collect all unpaid vehicle excise duty.
§ Mrs. Chalker
I regret that this information is not available, since the detection and collection of unpaid vehicle excise duty is a matter affecting not only my Department, but the police authorities and courts.