Motorways: Speed Limits

HM Treasury written question – answered on 19th January 2018.

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Photo of Greg Knight Greg Knight Conservative, East Yorkshire

To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, how much money has been raised by average speed cameras, installed on a temporary basis because of roadworks on motorways in England during the last 12 months for which figures are available.

Photo of Elizabeth Truss Elizabeth Truss The Chief Secretary to the Treasury

All revenue generated from speed cameras – through fixed penalty notices issued by local police forces or speeding fines issued by the courts are transferred into the Consolidated Fund, which is regarded as central Government’s current account. Fines are considered a tax-type revenue and Government departments and their agencies are legally obliged to surrender these receipts to the Treasury. Revenue surrendered to this account is usually transferred in bulk and not ring-fenced for any specific area of government spending but will be used towards general government expenditure. This includes Supply payments to government departments which are drawn from the Consolidated Fund in line with amounts voted by Parliament to finance their net expenditure. As a result, we are unable to provide the information you have requested.

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