§ Mr. Atkinson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he plans any new initiatives to combat evasion of road tax; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Chope
With the co-operation of the police, the Department has recently run successful campaigns against road tax evaders in the London and Strathclyde areas. In June, a regional blitz has been launched covering the north-east of England and more are planned during 1991. Such action is very effective both in deterring potential evaders and in catching offenders who have failed to heed the warnings given.