HC Deb 13 February 1991 vol 185 cc497-8W
Mr. Dykes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will hold discussions with the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis on the scope for further action by officers to deter the parking of untaxed and uninsured vehicles on streets in Greater London.

Mr. Peter Lloyd

The enforcement of offences relating to untaxed and uninsured vehicles is an operational matter and therefore for the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis. I understand that police officers and traffic wardens routinely report vehicle excise offences involving parked vehicles to the Department of Transport and support enforcement campaigns run by that Department. Insurance offences normally come to light only when a driver is stopped and asked to produce his documents.

(ii) Changes in level of crime
Year Increase/decrease in recorded crime per cent Increase/decrease in clear-up rate per cent
1985 +3 +9
1986 +8 -7
1987 +1 -4
1988 -2 +7
1989 +5 +1
1990 N.A. N.A.