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Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

Justice written question – answered on 22nd November 2007.

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Photo of David Clelland David Clelland Labour, Tyne Bridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many registered vehicle owners were prosecuted for failing to comply with statutory off-road notification declarations in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06 and (d) 2006-07.

Photo of Jim Fitzpatrick Jim Fitzpatrick Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

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The number of registered vehicle owners who were prosecuted for failing to comply with statutory off-road notification declarations is:

County court claims Magistrates court cases
2003-04 1,660
2004-05 107,100 777
2005-06 133,254
2006-07 107,550

Prosecution procedures for statutory off-road notifications changed in 2004 from a criminal to a civil process.

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