Dear Tameside Metropolitan Borough 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 Requests, Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

Dear Mr M Robson,

 

Freedom of Information Request

Unique Reference No: FOI 6711

 

Thank you for your email received 13 September 2017 requesting information
under the Freedom of Information Act.  I understand your request to be as
follows:

 

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?

 

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Dear Mr Robson

 

Request for Information – Freedom of Information

Unique Reference FOI 6711

 

Please find attached response in relation to your Freedom of Information
Request.

 

Kind regards

 

On behalf of Sharon Smith

 

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Dear Freedom Of Information Requests,

Thank you for your response.

Regarding the NMR, that is an interesting suggestion and one that will be followed up by me.

Yours sincerely,

Mr.M.Robson

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