Road Fund Licences (Hansard, 17 November 1987)
HC Deb 17 November 1987 vol 122 cc473-4W
Dr. Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information he has on evasion rates, by region or by local authority, of road fund licences, measured by percentage of travel by unlicensed vehicles.

Mr. Peter Bottomley

Best estimates of the percentage of travel by unlicensed vehicles, by region, derived from the survey undertaken in 1984, are set out in the table.

Details of confidence intervals and methodology are contained in "VED Evasion in Great Britain in 1984–85", which is available in the Library.
Department of Transport region per cent.
Northern 1.9
Yorkshire and Humberside 2.2
East Midlands 3.1
Eastern 2.1
Greater London 8.0
South East (excluding Greater London) 2.6
South West 2.6
West Midlands 1.5
North West 2.4
Wales 2.6
Scotland 2.4