§ Viscount Davidson
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What action they propose to take to combat the clocking of vehicle mileages.
§ Lord Brabazon of Tara
We are working closely with the private sector in the development of effective and practical proposals to combat this abuse. Some companies already offer mileage check information services for the public and the motor trade, and the introduction of more comprehensive schemes is being actively considered. To provide the fullest possible data to underpin these services a "mileage box" is to be included on the vehicle registration document. Vehicle mileages at both the time of sale and of purchase will be collected by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency and passed to companies running mileage check services. We believe that this development will prove to be a significant step forward in our drive to stamp out the fraudulent alteration of vehicle odometers and will be welcomed by the motoring public and motor dealers alike.