§ Chris Ruane
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many abandoned cars were removed by(a) police and (b) local authorities in each local authority area in 1411W England in each of the past 10 years, broken down by region in descending order according to the biggest percentage drop in local authority area. 
§ Mr. Morley
Estimates for numbers of abandoned vehicles removed and destroyed are compiled from the Defra Municipal Waste Management Survey for 2000–01, 2001–02 and 2002–03 and the Defra Abandoned Vehicle Survey for 2002–03. Estimates for vehicles removed by the police are not available. It is not practicable to sort the estimates due to the non-responses in certain years.
Figures for England broken down by region have been placed in the Library of the House.