Motor Vehicles: Theft

Home Office written question – answered on 26th February 2018.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the amount of money motorists have paid in recovery and storage charges to recover their stolen vehicles (a) in total and (b) by region in each year since 2010.

Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many police forces do not charge victims of vehicle theft to retrieve their stolen vehicles.

Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what estimate she has made of the number of motorists who have paid recovery and storage charges to retrieve their stolen vehicles by region in each year since 2010.

Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what the statutory fee is for the recovery and storage of stolen vehicles; and when that fee was last reviewed.

Photo of Nick Hurd Nick Hurd The Minister of State, Home Department

Statutorily prescribed charges for the recovery and storage of stolen vehicles are set out in the Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles (Prescribed Sums and Charges) Regulations 2008. The current table of charges set in 2008 is shown below.

Data on the number of motorists charged and the amounts paid is not routinely collected by the Home Office.

TABLES OF CHARGES

As set in the Removal, Storage and Disposal of Vehicles (Prescribed Sums and Charges) Regulations 2008

Removals

1

2

3

4

5

1

Vehicle position and condition

Vehicle equal to or less than 3.5 tonnes Maximum Authorised Mass (MAM)

Vehicle exceeding 3.5 tonnes MAM but equal to or less than 7.5 tonnes

Vehicle exceeding 7.5 tonnes MAM but equal to or less than 18 MAM

Vehicle exceeding 18 tonnes MAM

2

Vehicle on road, upright and not substantially damaged or any two wheeled vehicle whatever its condition or position on or off the road

£150

£200

£350

£350

3

Vehicle, excluding a two wheeled vehicle, on road but either not upright or substantially damaged or both

£250

£650

Unladen-£2000

Unladen-£3000

Laden-£3000

Laden-£4500

4

Vehicle, excluding a two wheeled vehicle, off road, upright and not substantially damaged

£200

£400

Unladen-£1000

Unladen-£1500

Laden-£1500

Laden-£2000

5

Vehicle, excluding a two wheeled vehicle, off road but either not upright or substantially damaged or both

£300

£850

Unladen-£3000

Unladen-£4500

Laden-£4500

Laden-£6000

Storage (for each period of 24 hours or part thereof)

1

2

3

4

5

1

Two wheeled vehicle

Vehicle, not including a two wheeled vehicle, equal to or less than 3.5 tonnes MAM

Vehicle exceeding 3.5 tonnes MAM but equal to or less than 7.5 tonnes MAM

Vehicle exceeding 7.5 tonnes MAM but equal to or less than 18 MAM

Vehicle exceeding 18 tonnes MAM

2

£10

£20

£25

£30

£35

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