§ Mr. George Cunningham
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has been the average fine imposed by the courts under Section 30 of the Rent Act 1965 since the maximum fine was increased by the Criminal Justice Act 1972; and what was the average fine for the same offence in the same period before the increase.
§ Mr. Carlisle
The relevant provision of the Criminal Justice Act 1972 came into force only on 1st January 1973. No statistics are yet available to show the effect of that Act on fines imposed under Section 30 of the Rent Act 1965.