Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Transport written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Karl McCartney Karl McCartney Conservative, Lincoln

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions her Department has had with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency on the sale of driver information to private companies; and if she will estimate the proportion of such sales that were related to the pursuit of motorists for parking and speeding fines incurred in other EU member states in each of the last five years.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

Department for Transport and Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency (DVLA) officials liaise closely on matters relating to the release of data from the DVLA's records.

The following table shows the percentage of requests for registered keeper details to pursue parking and speeding contraventions incurred in other EU member states as a proportion of all fee paying requests for keeper details.

  Percentage of requests
2007-08 0.3
2008-09 0.82
2009-10 1.57
2010-11 1.38
2011-12 1.14

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