Dear South Lanarkshire 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

Hasson, Karen,

Dear Mr Robson

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

Request for Information re:  Car Clocking

 

Thank you for your request for information, received on 12 September 2017.

 

We are dealing with your request. We will issue a full response as soon as
possible, but no later than 10 October 2017.  If you have requested that
we respond to you by mail, please allow time for postage.

 

Regards

 

Karen Hasson

Fleet & Environmental Services

Community & Enterprise Resources

South Lanarkshire Council

Montrose House

154 Montrose Crescent

Hamilton

ML3 6LB

Tel No:  01698 454307

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Hasson, Karen,

Dear Mr Robson

 

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA)

Request for Information

 

I refer to your information request received by the Council on 12
September 2017 in which you ask for the following information:

 

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 ývehicle 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 ýover the past five years and subsequently destroyed them?

 

Response to Request

 

The Council can give you all of the information that it has in relation to
your request. This information is as follows:

 

1)    We have had no allegations of car clocking which have led to an
investigation in the last 5 years.

2)    Not applicable

3)    Not applicable

4)    Not applicable

5)    We do not have a policy for publicising the details of vehicles we
have proven to be clocked.

6)    Not applicable

7)    No

 

Request for Review

 

The Council has a Review Panel to deal with complaints from people who are
not happy about the way that it has handled their request. Staff not
involved in the original decision will handle any review.

 

If you want to complain, you can ask the Review Panel to look at the way
that we have dealt with your request. It will consider whether we have
complied with the requirements of FOISA. Please note that if you wish to
complain, you must do so by 7 December 2017.  You must explain why you are
not happy when requesting a review.

 

Please note that the Review Panel cannot look at any decisions taken by
the Council or actions of the Council or any of its employees or a service
provided by it that are not connected to the handling for request for
information.

 

You should send your request for a review to:

            Mr. W. Dunn

            Information Compliance Manager

            Finance and Corporate Resources

            Floor 13

            Council Offices

Almada Street

Hamilton

ML3 0AA

 

Alternatively, you can request a review at
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Appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner

 

If you are not happy with the outcome of the review, you can appeal to the
Scottish Information Commissioner.  The Commissioner will decide whether
the Council has dealt with your request properly. Please see the
Commissioner’s website at [2]www.itspublicknowledge.info for further
details.

 

Regards

 

Karen Hasson (Derek Grierson, Team Leader)

Fleet & Environmental Services

Community & Enterprise Resources

South Lanarkshire Council

Montrose House

154 Montrose Crescent

Hamilton

ML3 6LB

Tel No:  01698 454307

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