HC Deb 18 October 1972 vol 843 c98W
Mr. Oakes

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions were taken during each of the last three years in respect of motor vehicles emitting excessive smoke; how many of these vehicles were buses; and what was the average fine imposed.

Mr. Carlisle

Separate figures for buses and other vehicles are not readily available. The total numbers of prosecutions in England and Wales for unlawful emission of smoke and other substances from vehicles, and the average fine imposed on those found guilty, were as follows:

Offences dealt with by Prosecution Average amount of fine £
1969 2,408 5.56
1970 1,857 6.11
1971 1,840 6.56