Dear Richmond upon Thames 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

Tania Robinson, Richmond upon Thames Borough Council

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Our Ref: L/TR/Richmond21371

 

Dear Mr.M.Robson

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Dear Mr M. Robson,

 

Your request for information which was received on 12^th September 2017
has been considered.

 

Our response:

 

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?

 

One

 

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

 

Zero

 

3) How many of those prosecutions were successful?

 

N/A

 

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

 

N/A

 

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 information held.

 

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.

 

No information held.

 

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

 

No

 

I hope you are satisfied with this response.

 

If you are dissatisfied please let us know in writing, setting out your
reasons why and send to:

 

FOI & Complaints Manager

FOI & Complaints Team

3rd Floor Civic Centre

44 York Street

Twickenham

TW1 3BZ

E-mail: [1][Richmond upon Thames Borough Council request email]

 

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