Dear Blackpool 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

Yours faithfully,

Mr.M.Robson

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

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Dear Blackpool Borough Council,

This FOI is long overdue.

Yours faithfully,

Mr.M.Robson

FOI, Blackpool Borough Council

Thank you for your email.

 

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Claire White, Blackpool Borough Council

Mr M Robson

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Our Ref: 170855/F3/CW

Email: [email address]

 

Dear Mr Robson

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 – INFORMATION REQUEST

 

I am writing to confirm that we have now completed our search for the
information you requested on 8th September 2017.

 

You asked the 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?

                None.

 

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

                N/A.

 

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"?

We would of course, which could be done through the Experian motor car
checker online, we don't have a separate policy and therefore would follow
our Enforcement policy regarding any notifications.

 

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.

                As above at 5.

 

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

                No.

 

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You can contact the Information Commissioner at: Information
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If you have any queries about this letter you can contact me, or write to:
FOI, PO Box 4, Blackpool, FY1 1NA, or email us at [Blackpool Borough Council request email]. 
Please remember to quote your reference number when you contact us.

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Claire White

Section Administrator | PA to Tim Coglan, Service Manager

 

Public Protection Division | Blackpool Council | Number One | Bickerstaffe
Square | Talbot Road | Blackpool | FY1 3AH

 

T: 01253 478327

 

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