§ Mr. Watson
To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many motor vehicle tax discs have been issued as replacements for stolen discs in each of the last three years for which such information is available.
§ Mr. Chope
The total number of duplicate licences issued for all reasons in each of the last three financial years was:
Number 1990–91 146,720 1989–90 132,075 1988–89 135,649
Separate records are not kept of the number of duplicate motor vehicle tax discs issued because the original has been stolen. Duplicate tax discs are also issued if the original has been lost, destroyed or mutilated so that it can no longer be used.