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Motor Vehicles: Sales

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 15th March 2016.

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Photo of Simon Danczuk Simon Danczuk Labour, Rochdale

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many people have been charged under the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 for selling private vehicles on public roads; and how many such cases were successfully appealed.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The most recent published statistics on fixed penalty notices issued by Local Authorities for nuisance parking cover 2006 to 2009 and are available at:

According to this data:




Number of Fixed Penalties Issued




The data does not specify how many cases were successfully appealed. The data includes the number of fixed penalty notices which were:

  • cancelled;
  • taken to court following non-payment; and
  • not paid and on which no further action was taken.

“Nuisance parking” includes the two offences of (i) exposing or advertising for sale as part of a business two or more vehicles parked on a road; and (ii) repairing a vehicle parked on the road, either as part of business or in a way that gives reasonable cause for annoyance to people nearby.

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