§ Mr. Terry Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many successful prosecutions there have been in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years for the offence of using an untaxed motor cycle on public roads;
(2) how many successful prosecutions there have been in the United Kingdom in each of the last five years for the offence of riding a motor cycle without the statutory headgear.
§ Mr. Mellor
I have been asked to reply.
Information is not collected on the vehicle type in respect of findings of guilt for faling to pay the appropriate duty for motor vehicle licences. The available information, which relates to England and Wales, is of findings of guilt for all vehicle types. These figures and those relating to offences of driving or riding on a motor cycle without protective headgear are published annually in "Offences Relating to Motor Vehicles, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables" (table 5 of the issues for 1983 and 1984, and in corresponding tables of earlier volumes). The issue for 1984 will be placed in the Library next week.