§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fines have been imposed under section 109 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 on owners of motor vehicles in circumstances where the driver who committed the offence had hired the vehicle, but was not the owner.
§ Mr. Douglas Hogg
I have been asked to reply.
In 1986 in England and Wales, 14,322 convictions were recorded for the offence of failing to furnish the statutory statement of ownership following the issue of an excess charge notice. It is not possible to determine how many of these related to hired vehicles.