HC Deb 13 February 1973 vol 850 c309W
Mr. Rees-Davies

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what was the total of fines imposed in magistrates' courts and unpaid last year; what categories of offence made up the bulk of these outstanding debts; and how much is owing in each category.

Mr. Carlisle

The total of fines collected in magistrates' courts in England and Wales outside inner London during the year ended 30th September 1972 amounted to £20,893,046. The amount unpaid at these courts on that date—including fines for which the time allowed for payment had not expired—was £8,311,599. I regret that the other information requested is not available.