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RMIF plea for clampdown on clocking

THE Retail Motor Industry Federation is maintaining pressure on the Government to clamp down on clocking with demands for an official enquiry into mileage fraud. RMI chief executive Christopher Macgowan said: 'I am today calling on the Government to chair an inquiry into the clocking issue and to gather the leading industry bodies and players to examine the subject.

'They have already done so on the NHS prescription fraud problem, which also amounts to an annual £100 million. Despite significant but resource-limited campaigns by trading standards officers up and down the country, the problem may in fact be growing.'

Macgowan said that although an estimated 75% of clocking was carried out by private individuals, it reflected badly on the whole retail motor industry, which must be seen to be doing the utmost to tackle the problem.

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