§ Mr. George Rodgers
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much is owed to the courts through unpaid fines taking the most recent available figures; and what are the comparative figures for the four previous years.
§ Mr. Alexander W. Lyon
Outside the Inner London area—for which figures are not available—the amount of unpaid fines outstanding on 31st December 1974 was £11,883,276. This included fines not yet due for payment because the time allowed for payment had not expired. The corresponding figures for the four146W previous years were £6,001,454, £7,030,003, £8,207,065 and £10,200,710. Over the same period the annual receipts from fines—excluding Inner London—rose from £16,656,121 in 1970 to £31,090,093 in 1974.