HC Deb 25 November 1992 vol 214 cc659-60W
Mr. Bendall

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to change the law relating to untaxed vehicles parked or abandoned on the public highway so as to allow them to be removed; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Kenneth Carlisle

Local authorities and the police have powers to remove vehicles that are illegally, obstructively or dangerously parked, abandoned or broken down. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency works closely with local authorities in cases where unlicensed vehicles appear to be abandoned. We have no plans to introduce powers to enable untaxed vehicles to be removed from the road.