HC Deb 06 July 1998 vol 315 c369W
Mrs. Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the powers local government, Scottish Office agencies and quangos have to impose fines, together with the acts conferring those powers. [48341]

Mr. Dewar

Fines are imposed on those convicted of criminal offences by the courts, and a full list of the statutory offences which are punishable by fines could be completed only at disproportionate cost.

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