Dear North Somerset Council,

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,


North Somerset Council

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Dear Mr Robson
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request regarding 'Car clocking', made under
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Your request has been allocated reference 1570396 and we will respond by
the 20th working day, which is on 9 October 2017.  Please quote this
reference in any correspondence with us relating to this matter.
Yours sincerely
Christine Coomber
Directorate Governance Co-ordinator
North Somerset Council
Tel: 01934 888 829
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Dear Mr Robson
Thank you for your request for information received on 11 September 2017.
Please find attached our response to your request.
Yours sincerely
Victoria Watkins
North Somerset Council
Email: [email address]
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