Car Clocking

Roedd y cais yn llwyddiannus.

Dear Staffordshire County Council,

TRADING STANDARDS FOI
Illegal car clocking/ vehicle mileage adjustment is in the news at the moment as such could you answer the following questions.

1) How many cases of car clocking has your council investigated in the last 5 years?

2) Of those cases, how many were dealt with by prosecuting the suspected offenders?

3) How many of those prosecutions were successful?

4) In total, how many vehicles were involved in the successfully prosecuted cases?

5) What is your council’s policy for alerting innocent members of the public and motor trade
to vehicles the council has successfully proven have been "clocked"?

6) Can you provide confirmation in respect of question 5 of the type of action you have taken to warn people about the vehicles you have discovered to have been clocked?
For example, publishing ‎vehicle details, alerting Auto Trader or other specialist publications; registering data with HPI and other mileage data services.

7) Has the council or trading standards department seized any "clocked" vehicles ‎over the past five years and subsequently destroyed them?

Yours faithfully,

Mr.M.Robson

Freedom Of Information (IRU), Staffordshire County Council

Dear M Robson

Thank you for your request for information.

Your request is being dealt with under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and will be answered within twenty working days.

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David Portch

Freedom of Information
Information Governance Unit, Access Team

Postal Address:
Information Governance Unit,
Strategy, Governance & Change
Staffordshire Place 2,
Tipping Street,
Stafford,
ST16 2DH

Email: [Staffordshire County Council request email]
Website: www.staffordshire.gov.uk

Allen, Gemma (S,G&C), Staffordshire County Council

Dear Mr Robson,

Thank you for your request for information.

We have completed a search of our records and can confirm that we have not investigated any cases of car clocking over the last 5 years.

If you have any queries or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.
In the first instance if you have any comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please write to Lian Stibbs, Access Manager, Information Governance, Information Governance Unit, Staffordshire County Council, 3rd Floor, Staffordshire Place 2, Stafford, ST16 2LP.

If you have any further comments relating to how your request has been handled by our authority, please contact the Information Commissioner, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Gemma Allen | Access to Information Officer
Information Governance Unit
Strategy, Governance & Change
Third Floor, Staffordshire Place 2
Tipping Street, Stafford, ST16 2DH
: (01785) 278568
(: [email address] 
 : www.staffordshire.gov.uk