HL Deb 18 July 2003 vol 651 c195WA
Lord Palmer

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is the annual revenue from speed cameras in the United Kingdom; and who receives this revenue. [HL3781]

Lord Filkin

The available information relates to England and Wales and only to those cameras covered by the special scheme introduced in April 2002, to facilitate investment in safety cameras. In 2002–03. revenue from these cameras was £73 million.

Revenues are initially collected by the magistrates' courts. Part is transferred to the Department for Transport to cover the assessed costs of operating the scheme. Of the £73 million, approximately £66 million was transferred to the Department for Transport for distribution to various partnerships of the scheme in England and Wales and approximately £7 million was paid to the Consolidated Fund.