§ Mr. David Nicholson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what prosecutions have successfully taken place in each of the past five years involving the wrongful use of orange badges for the disabled.
§ Mr. John Patten
The latest available information, which may be incomplete, relates to the period 1983 to 1986; in each year fewer than 20 persons were found guilty of offences under the orange badge scheme. After 1986 these offences were not separately indentifiable in the records of court proceedings collected centrally.