§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what was the financial return from fiscal fines in the last recorded year and the distribution of fines by amount. 
§ Mr. McLeish
Information provided by the district courts shows that in 1997–98 approximately £527,000 was collected from the payment of fiscal fines. Information on the amount of fines by value is not held centrally.
From 1 July 1999 this will be a matter for the Scottish Parliament.