Motor Vehicles: Registration

Transport written question – answered on 5th September 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport

(1) what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of unregistered foreign vehicles in the UK;

(2) how many registered foreign vehicles there were in the UK in the most recent period for which figures are available.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Conservative, Wimbledon

The Department has not made any estimates of the number of unregistered foreign vehicles in the UK. However, the Department has estimated that 0.41% of distance driven by vehicles in Great Britain during 2011 was driven by foreign registered vehicles. Vehicles from Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland, Isle of Man or the Channel Islands are not counted as ‘foreign'.

Further statistics on foreign vehicles can be found at:

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