HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c77W
Mr. Peter Bruinvels

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicles impounded in the Metropolitan police area have never been reclaimed by their registered owners in each of the past 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Douglas Hogg

The table shows the number of vehicles removed to car pounds by the Metropolitan police (including those initially wheel clamped) which have not subsequently been reclaimed by their registered keeper or other authorised person in each year since 1980. The Commissioner has indicated that statistics in respect of unclaimed vehicles prior to 1980 are not available.

Year Unclaimed vehicles
1980 1,140
1981 1,274
1982 1,810
1983 2,157
1984 2,069
1985 1,619
1986 (up to 2 December 1986) 1,646