HC Deb 11 March 1981 vol 1000 cc321-2W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will give at the latest and most convenient stated date the total amounts of fines imposed which have not been paid; in how many of these cases the time for payment has lapsed without payment having been completed within periods of three months, six months, 12 months and more after the imposed time limit; and in how many cases further penalties have been imposed for default.

Mr. Mayhew

The provisional total amount of sums reported by magistrates' courts in England and Wales—excluding inner London—as payable to the Secretary of State and outstanding at 30 September 1980 is £31,529,000. This figure includes fines imposed but not yet due for payment. Information on the time that unpaid fines have been outstanding and the number of cases in which detention or imprisonment in default of payment has been imposed is not available.