130Use of information relating to foreign-registered vehiclesE+W+S+N.I.
After section 49A of the Road Safety Act 2006 (c. 49) insert—
“49BUse of information relating to foreign-registered vehicles
(1)The Secretary of State may use information to which section 49A(2) applies for any of the purposes referred to in subsection (2).
(2)The purposes are—
(a)to check the accuracy of information which has been obtained under regulations made by virtue of section 22A(2) of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 (vehicle identity checks);
(b)to check the accuracy of records maintained by the Secretary of State in connection with any functions exercisable by the Secretary of State under or by virtue of that Act;
(c)to check the accuracy of records maintained, or caused to be maintained, under section 45(6B) or 49(3A) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 (records of examinations of goods and other vehicles);
(d)to promote compliance with section 47 or 53 of that Act (obligatory test certificates for goods and other vehicles);
(e)where appropriate, to amend or supplement any information mentioned in the foregoing provisions of this subsection or information contained in any records so mentioned;
(f)to trace a non-resident parent (within the meaning of the Child Support (Information, Evidence and Disclosure) Regulations 1992 (S.I. 1992/1812)).”.