RUGBY’S MP has called in the House of Commons for tighter rules on foreign registered vehicles.
In the House of Commons last week Mark Pawsey called for a review of the way in which vehicles registered abroad but based here in the UK are monitored and tracked.
During questions to the Minister of Transport on Thursday Mr Pawsey said: “In Rugby a significant number of vehicles on our roads have been brought into the country by foreign workers, and they remain registered in their home countries.”
“There is currently no database for tracking such vehicles as they enter and leave the UK and this means that the present rules as to when these vehicles should be registered in the UK, and thus liable to taxation, can potentially be avoided.”
“The present system allows many owners of foreign registered vehicles to use our roads without contributing to maintaining them, and I think that this is wrong.”
Rt Hon Mike Penning MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport, stated in response that he was “well aware of the issue” and that the Government were considering the establishing a database of foreign registered vehicles to tackle the problem.