Uninsured vehicles

MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Question By: 
Jenny Jones
City Hall Greens
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


What was the anticipated income for 2009/10 from action against uninsured vehicles by the Metropolitan Police, and what is now the anticipated short fall? Will this affect the financing of your scheme to expand the presence of police officers on buses?


Answer for Uninsured vehicles

Answer for Uninsured vehicles

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The anticipated target for income raised from seizing uninsured vehicles for 2009/10 was £3.2 million. This was based on an originally projected total of 60,000 seizures over the course of the year. The current projected number of seizures is 36,000. This translates into a projected shortfall of £1.3 million.

It is recognised that, for boroughs, this is a new initiative requiring a different focus and approach. Boroughs are being provided with support and a higher level of activity is expected in the next financial year.

The shortfall will not affect the financing of the police presence on buses (Operation Tyrol) as income received from uninsured vehicles from the year 2008/9 has been set aside as a contingency for such eventualities.