Dear Leeds 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

DPFOI, Leeds City Council

Dear Mr.M.Robson,

Freedom of information request Ref 19549 : Car Clocking

Thank you for your request for the above information which we received 11, September 2017. We will respond to your request in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004.

We have passed your request onto Saleem Aziz, Information Governance Officer, Resources & Housing, [email address] who will arrange a response within the appropriate statutory time limit.

Please remember to quote reference number FOI 19549 in any future communications.

Yours sincerely

Mr Adam O’Connell
Information Governance Assistant
Information Management & Governance
Digital and Information Service
Leeds City Council

0113 37 84251
www.leeds.gov.uk

IMG.CC.requests, Leeds City Council

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Dear Mr. Robson,

 

Freedom of Information Request – Car Clocking

 

I write in response to your above Freedom of Information request, received
in this office on 11^th September 2017.

 

Your request asked:

 

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?

I can advise that Leeds City Council does not have responsibility for
investigating these matters and, as such, we do not hold information
concerning your request. We would suggest that this information would
either be held by Tradiing Standards, or by the Driver and Vehicle
Standards Agency.

 

I trust that this response is satisfactory. If however you are
dissatisfied with this response you have a right to appeal to an
independent officer within Resources & Housing. They will re-examine your
request and assess whether we have adhered to the requirements of the act.
Should you wish to follow this course of action please address your
concerns in writing to Paul Burns, Resources & Housing, Information
Management and Governance, 3rd Floor, Leonardo, 2 Rossington Street, Leeds
LS2 8HD or by emailing [email address].

 

You also have a right under Section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act
to ask the Information Commissioner to decide whether we have met with our
obligations under the act.  The Commissioner has however made it clear
that he expects all applicants to exhaust internal appeals procedures
prior to making such an application. Should you wish to contact the
Commissioner’s office then you can write to the following address:

 

            Office of the Information Commissioner,

            Wycliffe House,

            Water Lane,

            Wilmslow,

            Cheshire,

            SK9 5AF.

 

You may also contact the Commissioner via his website at [1]www.ico.gov.uk

 

I trust that this is self-explanatory.  If you have any queries please
contact me on 0113 37 87891, or by return email.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

Richard Brook,

Information Governance Officer,

Information Management and Governance,

Digital and Information Service,

Leeds City Council.

Tel: 0113 37 87118

Email: [2][email address]

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