§ Mr. Janner
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he will make vehicle licensing bureau records available to the Salvation Army free of charge for the forwarding of communications of missing persons on behalf of their families.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Information about keepers of vehicles is released free only to the police, local authorities investigating offences and the keepers themselves. Other enquirers must be law show reasonable cause for their inquiry and pay a £3.50 fee. Data protection principles require all inquiries to be treated on their individual merits.
I am writing to the hon. and learned Gentleman.