Convictions: Tyres

Justice written question – answered on 13th September 2010.

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Photo of Tristram Hunt Tristram Hunt Labour, Stoke-on-Trent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions relating to motor vehicle tyre condition there have been in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The number of defendants found guilty at all courts for the offence defective tyres, England and Wales 1999 to 2008 (latest available) can be found in the table as follows.

Data for 2009 are planned for publication on 21 October 2010.

The number of defendants found guilty( 1,2 ) at all courts for the offence defective tyres, England and Wales 1999 to 2008( 3,4)
Found guilty
1999 8,432
2000 6,227
2001 4,823
2002 4,249
2003 3,893
2004 4,250
2005 3,940
2006 3,595
2007 3,774
2008(3) 4,317
1 The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it Is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe.

2 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

(3) Excludes data for Cardiff magistrates court for April, July and August 2008.

(4) Includes the following statute and corresponding offence description:

Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986 RR.25-27

Road Traffic Act 1988 S.41A as added by Road Traffic Act 1991 S.8

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.

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