HC Deb 14 April 1972 vol 834 cc242-3W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total amount of fines collected from magistrates' courts, assizes and quarter sessions for the year ending March, 1971, and the amounts from March, 1971, to the latest and most convenient stated date; what was the amount for the previous 12 months 1970–71; how much in both instances had to be written off as irrecoverable; and for these periods how much in fines for which the time for payment had expired was still outstanding.

Mr. Carlisle

The fines received from these courts in the years ending 31st March, 1971, and 31st March, 1972, totalled £18,095,965 and £22,824,784. During these years the amounts written off were £481,908 and £564,950. The other information asked for is not available.

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