§ Chris Ruane
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of Operation Scrap It in (a) London and (b) Liverpool. 
§ Ms Blears
Operation Scrap It aims to ensure that all vehicles confirmed as untaxed or abandoned will be removed within 72 hours of reporting by October this year. The authorities concerned are putting systems in place to deliver this and I am confident that the target will be met.
To remove any excuse for dumping cars, I launched a free take back service across London on 8 March.