HC Deb 04 December 2003 vol 415 c156W
Mr. Damian Green

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what revenue from fines as a result of prosecutions arising from speed camera evidence was generated in(a) 2000, (b) 2001 and (c) 2002. [140827]

Ms Blears

Information on the revenue raised from speeding fines is not available.

However, the table shows the total number of prosecutions and the average fine for speed offences detected by camera within England and Wales for 2000 and 2001. As the majority of such offences are dealt with by the issue of a fixed penalty, the table also shows the total amount of fixed penalties ordered to be paid.

Not all fines and fixed penalties will have been paid.

Information for 2002 will be available early in 2004.

Court Proceedings and fixed penalty data for Speed Offences detected by cameras1 in England and Wales 2000 and 2001
2000 2001
Court proceedings
Number of prosecutions 109,200 137,100
Average fine (£)2 107 111
Fixed penalties3
Number of tickets3 599,200 877,500
Estimated revenue (£000)4 25,965 52,650
1Offences under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and Motor Vehicle (Speed Limits on Motorways) Regulations 1973.
2Based on forces providing reliable figures
3Paid i.e. no further action.
4Estimate based on £40 fixed penalty charge January to October 2000. From November 2000 the penalty was raised to £60.

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