HC Deb 02 March 2004 vol 418 cc921-2W
Mr. Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money was raised in fines from speed cameras in each year since their inception in the Lancashire police force area. [156498]

Caroline Flint

Information on the revenue raised from speed offences detected by camera is not available.

Available information on the number of fixed penalties and court fines ordered to be paid for offence of 'speeding detected by camera' in the calendar years 1997 to 2001 is shown in the table for the Lancashire police force area.

Information for 2002 will be available in the spring. Not all fines and fixed penalties will have been paid.

Fixed penalty and court proceedings data for speeding offences detected by camerds1.2 in the Lancashire police force area, 1997–2001
Fixed penalties Court Proceedings3
Offence and year Number of tickets Estimated revenue (£) Number of fines Total amount of fine (£) Average fine4
1997 5,600 224,800 480 37,100 78
1998 14,700 588,900 880 96,000 109
1999 22,300 892,600 1,200 120,200 101
2000 18,400 796,100 930 79,800 86
2001 21,400 1,283,500 1,400 90,800 65
1Automatic cameras until 1998, all camera types from 1999.
2Offences under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and The Motor Vehicles (Speed Limits on Motorways) Regulations 1973.
3Includes cases where fixed penalty notices were originally issued but not paid and subsequently referred to court.
1Estimate based on £40 fixed penalty charge to October 2000. From November 2000 the penalty was raised to 60.
Reliable data only available from 1997 onwards for speeding offences detected by camera.

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