HC Deb 14 December 1966 vol 738 c104W
100. Sir C. Osborne

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation generally to increase five-fold maximum monetary fines, in view of the fall in the value of money, and to lay a duty upon the lower courts to impose maximum fines more readily.

Mr. Roy Jenkins

The Criminal Justice Bill proposes increases in a large number of maximum fines to take account of changes in the value of money and other factors. It must remain for the courts to decide what fine to impose in the particular circumtances of an individual case.