HC Deb 17 March 1988 vol 129 c654W
23. Ms. Quin

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he has given further consideration to the introduction of a day-fine system.

Mr. John Patten

We have no plans for legislation to introduce a formal day-fine system, but we are setting up experiments to see whether mean assessment can be improved so that fines can be linked more closely to the capacity of less well-off offenders to pay them.