§ MR. KENYON(for Mr. STANLEY LEIGHTON) (Denbigh, &c.)
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether all fines and penalties imposed in courts of justice within the Metropolitan limits, which in other places go to the treasury of the county or borough in aid of local rates, are paid into the National Exchequer; and, whether he can state what was the amount of those fines during the year 1885?
THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. CHILDERS) (Edinburgh, S.)
The general principle is that the fund which bears the expenses in connection with the Courts receives the fines which are imposed. In London, as the salaries of the police magistrates and the expenses of providing and maintaining the Courts are borne by the Exchequer, all the fines imposed with the exception of a few, go to the Exchequer. The amount paid to the Exchequer for the year 1885 was £10,981.