HC Deb 24 April 1975 vol 890 cc364-5W
Mr. Park

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the total amount of fines imposed by courts in England which are still outstanding at the most recent convenient date; what is the value of those regarded as arrears; and what is the total amount regarded as irrecoverable.

Mr. Alexander W. Lyon

The total amount of fines outstanding in England and Wales, excluding inner London, on 31st December 1974 was £11,883,276. A separate figure is not available for payments in arrear. Past experience indicates that only about 3 per cent. of fines ultimately have to be written off as irrecoverable.