Fines: Driving Offences

Justice written question – answered on 6th March 2012.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from motoring fines collected in (a) Pendle constituency and (b) Lancashire in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jonathan Djanogly Jonathan Djanogly The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) do not break down fines collected by offence. Financial penalties are enforced by HMCTS through local accounting centres who collect fines imposed by courts in their areas, as well as costs, prosecution costs, legal aid, victim surcharge, compensation and unpaid fixed penalty notices and penalty notices for disorder which have been passed to HMCTS for enforcement. Fines collected include those imposed in previous years which are being collected by instalments.

HMCTS are unable to break down fines paid which were imposed for a particular offence type. The following table sets out the total financial penalties collected by Lancashire accounting centre, which includes Pendle, in each of the last five financial years. To obtain the totals for Pendle would require an individual check of each account held at Lancashire accounting centre, which would incur disproportionate costs.

Financial penalties collected by Lancashire accounting office 2006-07 to 2010-11
Financial year Collected (£)
2006-07 7,656,728.51
2007-08 8,198,205.89
2008-09 7,884,203.89
2009-10 7,926,417.78
2010-11 7,888,638.86

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