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Foreign Registered Vehicles (717A/20)


1) Also, please provide statistics on how many right hand drive vehicles have been investigated for their legitimate export and re-import with a foreign number plates within the Soho Road and Lozells wards.

2) How many vehicles have been assessed for exceeding the 6 month concession for NON-RESIDENT EU nationals the Soho Road and Lozells wards.

3) How many of the above vehicles have actually been seized for non-payment of vehicle tax.


Please provide information for four the past four years, broken down as follows:

Past 12 months, Past 24 months, Past 36 months and Past 48 months.


Please be advised that the specific information that you have requested is not available in a centrally recorded or electronically searchable format. Therefore, in order to identify all of the requested information (if held), we would have to conduct a manual search of our systems across the Force.

This means that the cost of providing you with the information is above the amount to which we are legally required to respond i.e. the cost of locating and retrieving the information exceeds the ‘appropriate level’ as stated in the Freedom of Information (Fees and Appropriate Limit) Regulations 2004.

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, this letter acts as a Refusal Notice for this part of the request and if one part of a request exceeds the fees limit then S12 of the Act applies to the whole request.

Further information on section 12 of FOI is available here:

However, in order to assist, we have been able to retrieve some relevant information below.

5 vehicles have been seized in the Soho Road and Lozells & East Handsworth wards in the last 48 months that were foreign registered vehicles that have been seized due to being used by a UK resident. This is broken down as follows:

Past 12 months = 1

Past 24 months = 3

Past 36 months = 5

Past 48 months = 5

These may have been left or right hand drive.

In addition, the DVLA may be able to assist further if you wish to contact them directly.

These data should be interpreted with caution; the figures provided are our best interpretation of relevance of data to your request, but you should be aware that the collation of figures for ad hoc requests may have limitations and this should be taken into account when those data are used.

If you decide to write an article / use the enclosed data we would ask you to take into consideration the factors highlighted in this document so as to not mislead members of the public or official bodies, or misrepresent the relevance of the whole or any part of this disclosed material.

This should not be taken as a precedent that additional information would be supplied outside of the time/fees legislation for any subsequent requests.


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