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Thursday, 11 March 2004
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Senator Harris asked the Minister representing the Minister for Transport and Regional Services, upon notice, on 12 February 2004:

For each month in 2003: (a) how many vehicles were issued with compliance plates under the Specialist and Enthusiast Vehicle Scheme (SEVS); (b) what vehicle models were issued with these plates and how many were issued in respect of each model; (c) how old were the vehicles when imported, as stated on their import approvals, and was the age of these vehicles verified; and (d) how many vehicles, not under SEVS and over 15 years old, were issued with import approvals.


Senator Ian Campbell (Minister for Local Government, Territories and Roads) —The Minister for Transport and Regional Services has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

For each month in 2003 the number of used import plates issued under the Registered Automotive Workshop (RAW) Scheme was:

(a)

Jan1

Feb2

Mar6

Apr9

May7

June82

July91

Aug97

Sept133

Oct183

Nov250

Dec274

(b) and (c) Provided at Attachment A which is available from the Senate Table Office. When an application is made to import a vehicle under RAWS the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) is decoded to check the year of manufacture is correct on each application.

(d)

Jan436

Feb809

Mar946

Apr1093

May995

June843

July952

Aug1077

Sept1036

Oct1323

Nov1301

Dec1327