HC Deb 23 April 2001 vol 367 c155W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department how much money was collected by the Treasury via the Consolidated Fund in respect of all court and police imposed fines in each year since 1997 for(a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) the United Kingdom. [158528]

Jane Kennedy

Figures for fines alone could be obtained for England, Wales and Northern Ireland only at disproportionate cost. Questions concerning fines imposed in Scotland are outside the Lord Chancellor's jurisdiction and should be referred to the Scottish Executive.

The police do not impose fines.

Figures available for total amounts of fines, fees, confiscation orders, contributions to legal aid and other amounts collected by the courts in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and remitted to the Consolidated Fund are set out in the table.

Amounts collected by courts in
England Wales Northern Ireland
April 1997-March 1998 1 1 6,382,000
April 1998-March 1999 1 1 6,089,000
April 1999-March 2000 226,175,023 15,606,246 6,464,000
April 2000-December 20002 157,863,584 11,062,441 2
April 2000-March 2001 3 3 46,235,000
1 Not available
2Latest actual figures available for England and Wales based on three quarters worth of data
3 Not yet available
4 The Northern Ireland figure for the year April 2000-March 2001 is an estimate