Congestion Charge Bailiffs

MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Question By: 
Angie Bray
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How many times have bailiffs been used to recover congestion charge debts since 2003? Please provide a) a year-by-year breakdown and b) a Borough-by-Borough breakdown. Do you not agree that the recent allegations against CCS Enforcement Services Limited serve to spoil everything your office does in order to try and fairly enforce the congestion charge?


Answer for Congestion Charge Bailiffs

Answer for Congestion Charge Bailiffs

Answered By: 
The Mayor

A year-by-year breakdown of the total number of warrants dispatched to the four bailiff companies contracted by Congestion Charging is provided below. Data is based on the date the contravention occurred.It has not been possible in the time available to provide the data on a Borough by Borough basis as the warrants are allocated by postal districts. As I have stated in response to a question from Lord Tope, strict controls are already in place regarding the operation of bailiffs for unpaid congestion charge fines. TfL are currently reviewing their existing bailiff contracts and monitoring activities with a view to providing greater confidence in the bailiffs used by TfL.

17 Feb 03- 2004 2005 1 Jan 06- Total 31 Dec 03 8 Oct 06

65,039 251,716 254,062 132,395 703,212