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Identity Cards

Home Department written question – answered on 11th December 2006.

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Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois Shadow Paymaster General

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department into which Government fund fines generated from offences committed under the Identity Cards Act 2006 will be paid; and for what purposes those funds will be used.

Photo of Joan Ryan Joan Ryan Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Home Office, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Any receipts from fines imposed by courts for the criminal offences of possession of false identity documents, unauthorised disclosure of information, providing false information or tampering with the register, as set out in sections 25-30 of the Identity Cards Act 2006, will be disposed of in the same way as receipts from all other fines imposed by the criminal courts.

Sums received by the Secretary of State in respect of civil financial penalties imposed under the Act will be paid into the cnsolidated fund, as specified in Section 31(7).

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