§ Mr. Tipping
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number and names of individuals and organisations who responded to the public consultation exercise on wheel clamping.
§ Mr. Maclean
Approximately 2,400 copies of the consultation paper were distributed and 184 responses have been received. Respondents were not asked to agree 79W to the publication of their names when their comments were invited and it would not be appropriate now to identify them. However, the table shows the categories to which these respondents belong.
Number Landowners: hospitals 7 estates 10 national organisations 9 local organisations 22 individuals 8 Wheelclamping companies 11 Motorists 13 MPs and Members of the House of Lords 8 Local authorities 46 Police 23 Other bodies (including other Government departments and public and private organisations representing a wide variety of interests) 27
In addition, since 1 April 1992, we have received 199 letters forwarded by MPs and Members of the House of Lords, and 107 letters sent direct to the Home Office or other Government Departments commenting on this issue.