HC Deb 11 July 1985 vol 82 c501W
Mr. Parris

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions took place and how many convictions were obtained, in the five years culminating in the most recent year for which figures are available, for the use of motor cycles not silenced to a noise level within the permitted maximum.

Mr. Mellor

The available information relates to proceedings at magistrates' courts for noise caused by a faulty silencer in a motor cycle, moped or scooter and is given in the following table.

Proceedings and findings of guilt at magisrates' courts for noise caused by a faulty silencer on motorcycles, mopeds and scooters. England and Wales
Year Proceedings Findings of guilt
1979 1,833 1,750
1980 2,448 2,338
1981 2,465 2,315
1982 2,790 2,616
1983 2,672 2,527