§ Mr. Burns
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many speeding fines were issued in Essex in(a) 2001 and (b) 2002;
(2) how many speeding fines were paid by motorists in Essex in (a) 2001 and (b) 2002; and how many speeding offences were detected in Essex in (i) 2001 and (ii) 2002. 
§ Caroline Flint
[holding answer 21 May 2004]: Available information showing the total number of police disposals and court proceedings for speeding offences within Essex police force area for 2001 and 2002 are given in the tables.
Information on the number of fixed penalties or fines paid for speeding offences is not collected centrally.1430W
Table A: Fines and fixed penalties data for speeding offences1, Essex, 2001 and 2002 Number of offences 2001 2002 Court proceedings fines issued 9,131 14,570 Fixed penalty notices issued 168,885 199,201 1Offences under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and Motor Vehicles (Speed Limits on Motorways) Regulations 1973.
Table B: Speeding offences1 detected by type of action, Essex,2001 and 2002 Number of offences Type of action 2001 2002 Court proceedings total findings of guilt 9,208 14,660 Fixed penalty notices issued 168,885 199,201 Written warnings issued 49 — Total 178,142 213,861 1Offences under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and Motor Vehicles (Speed Limits on Motorways) Regulations 1973.