HC Deb 02 February 1998 vol 305 cc522-3W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the total sum collected in fines for speeding where the offence was identified using a speed camera, broken down by police force in each of the last five years for which figures are available. [26157]

Mr. Michael

The information requested is not available centrally nor is information available to distinguish whether or not speeding offences dealt with by fines were detected by automatic cameras. However, the average fine for all speeding offences in England and Wales is given in the table, together with the number of camera detected offences dealt with by court proceedings.

The majority of speeding offences detected by automatic cameras are dealt with by fixed penalty notice, the current charge being £40. The number of such offences for England and Wales is also contained in the table.

Such figures by individual police force area could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.

Speeding offences by how detected and how dealt with and average fines
Camera detected offences dealt with by fixed penalty Camera detected offences dealt with by court proceedings Average fine for speeding (all offences)
1992 290 87
1993 25,767 6,390 127
1994 95,510 20,630 113
1995 170,014 36,916 107
19961 212,600 49,800 101
1 Provision figures

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