§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment, of the 38,000 cases during 1972 in which the Metropolitan Police and traffic wardens in the Greater London area reported vehicles without the display of a current road fund licence, how many resulted in prosecution, and with what results, so far as amounts of fines were concerned.
§ Mr. Peyton
In 1972 the Greater London Council received from the396W Metropolitan Police and other sources 405,245 reports of vehicles not displaying a current licence. There were 31,614 prosecutions, resulting in fines of £436,135. In addition, 32,075 cases were settled out of court, £223,842 being paid in mitigated penalties.