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Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 (R016838) September 2017

  Thank you for your email dated 12 April 2017 in which you requested the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA):

"I would like information on the number of convictions under the Fraud Act 2006 and the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, for convictions for deliberately adjusting a false mileage for fraudulent purposes (‘clocking’) for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016."

Firstly I should explain that the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscals Service’s case management database is a live, operating database. It is designed to meet our business needs in processing of cases and the information is structured accordingly. We do not have a separate statistical database, and hold only operational data needed for business purposes.

The Fraud Act 2006 affects England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, but does not apply in Scotland, consequently, in terms of section 17 of FOISA, we do not hold the information you seek for this part of your request.

With regards to the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008, we have no reported charges for the period 2014-15, 2015-16 and 2016-17.