§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether he will give for any convenient stated period of time the numbers of persons who have failed to pay stated motoring offence fines; how many of these were for £40 or less; in these latter cases, how many have been sentenced to imprisonment; and, in such cases, how many have been sentenced and imprisoned more than once for not paying the imposed fines;
(2) whether he will give for any stated period of time the number of persons imprisoned for failing to pay a £40 fine.117W
§ Mr. Mayhew
Information is not collected centrally on the number of persons failing to pay fines. Information on those imprisoned in default of payment of a fine is published annually in "Prison statistics: England and Wales"—chapter 7 of the issue for 1980, Cmnd. 8372. In the case of those sentenced to imprisonment in default of payment of a fine, neither the total amount of the fine nor the amount remaining unpaid is recorded centrally.