HC Deb 18 June 1997 vol 296 c173W
Mr. Chidgey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his answers to the hon. Member for Leicester, East (Mr. Vaz) of 2 June,Official Report, columns 55–56, concerning evasion of road tax, if he will negotiate an agency agreement with those authorities who employ their own staff for parking enforcement to monitor unlicensed vehicles in the same way as traffic wardens do. [4065]

Ms Glenda Jackson

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) already operates a scheme with London boroughs where local authority parking attendants report unlicensed vehicles to the Agency. Parking attendants detect such vehicles in the course of their day to day duties. Negotiations with a further six London boroughs are in hand and there are plans to extend the scheme to other local authorities outside London who are implementing their own parking enforcement regimes under the decriminalised parking powers now available across the country.