Dear Aberdeen City 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

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Robson,  

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-17-1305.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 11
September 2017.   

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 09 October 2017.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad

Information Compliance Officer

 

Information Compliance Team
Customer Service
Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

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Dear Mr Robson,

 

Thank you for your information request of 11 September 2017.  Aberdeen
City Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested.

 

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?

2017 - 0

2016 - 0

2015 - 0

2014 - 0

2013 - 2

 

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

2.

 

3) How many of those prosecutions were successful?

0.

 

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

Not applicable. Please see our answer above.

 

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"?

No policy held.

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on your council’s policy for
alerting innocent members of the public and motor trade to vehicles the
council has successfully proven have been "clocked" as it is not held by
ACC.  In order to comply with its obligations under the terms of Section
17 of the FOISA, ACC hereby gives notice that this information is not held
by it.

 

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 ývehicle details,
alerting Auto Trader or other specialist publications; registering data
with HPI and other mileage data services.

Not applicable. Please see our response above.

 

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

2017 - 0

2016 - 0

2015 - 0

2014 - 0

2013 - 0

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Grant Webster

Information Compliance Officer

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

ACC handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

 

Information Compliance Team

Customer Service

Corporate Governance
Aberdeen City Council
3rd Floor North

Business Hub 17
Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

[1][Aberdeen City Council request email]

Tel 03000 200 292

 

*03000 numbers are free to call if you have ‘free minutes’ included in
your mobile call plan.

Calls from BT landlines will be charged at the local call rate of 10.24p
per minute (the same as 01224s).

[2]www.aberdeencity.gov.uk

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This e-mail (including any attachment to it) is
confidential, protected by copyright and may be privileged. The
information contained in it should be used for its intended purposes only.
If you receive this email in error, notify the sender by reply email,
delete the received email and do not make use of, disclose or copy it.
Whilst we take reasonable precautions to ensure that our emails are free
from viruses, we cannot be responsible for any viruses transmitted with
this email and recommend that you subject any incoming email to your own
virus checking procedures. Unless related to Council business, the
opinions expressed in this email are those of the sender and they do not
necessarily constitute those of Aberdeen City Council. Unless we expressly
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