§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why, in view of the fact that the present figure of over £6 million of outstanding fines is greatly in excess of last year's figure, he will not take steps to initiate a scheme of 436W payment of such fines on a basis of a discount for early payment and a cumulative percentage increase for fines outstanding on a 2½ per cent. per month on such arrears.
§ Mr. Carlisle
Because the figure includes fines, the time for payment of which had not expired, and because my right hon. Friend is not satisfied that such a scheme, which would require legislation and greatly complicate the procedure for the enforcement of fines, would be effective as an inducement to defaulters to pay.