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Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Longview Road
Mr M W Baker
Your Ref
Our Ref
FOIR 1640/09
 27 August 2009
Dear Mr Baker
Freedom of Information
I am writing in response to your request made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
(FOIA) which was received on 19 August 2009.
You asked the following:
1)  For any documentation or information that re-invoked the cancellation of the road fund
licence made by the King.
DVLA does not hold this information.
The road fund licence was used for road expenditure by Local Authorities. There has been no
direct relationship between vehicle tax and road expenditure since 1937.
2)  How many registered vehicles are on the roads that pay tax at present?
The information you have requested is held, but, will not be provided to you as it is reasonably
accessible to you. Therefore, the information is exempt by virtue of Section 21 of the FOIA.
Details of the statistics can be found using the following link:
All vehicles used or kept on a road must be registered and licensed.
The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the Copyright, Designs and Patents
Act 1988. You are free to use it for your own purposes, including any non-commercial research
you are doing and for the purposes of news reporting. Any other re-use, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder.
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Most documents supplied by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency will have been produced
by government officials and will be Crown Copyright. You can find details on the arrangements
for re-using Crown copyright on the Office of Public Sector Information website at:
If you are unhappy with the decisions made by this Agency in relation to your request, you may
ask for an internal review. If you wish to complain, you should write to:
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly
to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Please see attached Annex A for details of the
complaints procedure and your right to complain to the Information Commissioner.
If you have any queries about this letter, please contact Please remember to
quote the reference above in any future communications.
Yours sincerely
Sent unsigned via email
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Annex A
Your right to complain to DVLA and the Information Commissioner
You have the right to complain about the way in which your request for information was handled
and/or about the decision not to disclose all or part of the information requested. In addition a
complaint can be made that DVLA has not complied with its FOI publication scheme.
Your complaint will be acknowledged and you will be advised of a target date by which to expect
a response. Initially your complaint will be re-considered by the official who dealt with your
request for information. If, after careful consideration, that official decides that his/her decision
was correct, your complaint will automatically be referred to a senior independent official who
will conduct a further review. You will be advised of the outcome of your complaint and if a
decision is taken to disclose information originally withheld this will be done as soon as possible.
If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have the right to apply directly
to the Information Commissioner for a decision. The Information Commissioner can be contacted
 Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
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