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Fines: Surcharges

Justice written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Philip Davies Philip Davies Conservative, Shipley

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in what circumstances and on what basis a victim surcharge penalty can be imposed on an offender receiving a custodial sentence.

Photo of Helen Grant Helen Grant The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities

The effect of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 (Surcharge) Order 2012 is that, for offences committed on or after 1 October 2012, the victim surcharge will be payable when an offender is sentenced to an immediate custodial sentence imposed in the Crown court.

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