Fixed Penalties

Home Department written question – answered on 21st April 2008.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Shadow Minister (Home Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which offences fixed penalty notices may be imposed; and what guidance has been issued by her Department on circumstances in which such notices may be imposed.

Photo of Vernon Coaker Vernon Coaker Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Home Office) (Crime Reduction)

Fixed penalties are currently available for over 200 different road traffic offences.

The Home Office issued revised Guidance on the Operation of the Fixed Penalty System for Offences in Respect of a Vehicle in April 2006.

This is available on the Home Office website at the following link:

http://police.homeoffice.gov.uk/news-and-publications/publication/operational-policing/HO_00395_GFinalVersion.pdf.

A detailed list of offences for which a fixed notice may be issued is included at Annex A of the guidance.

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