HC Deb 25 May 2004 vol 421 cc1548-9W
Tim Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money was raised in fines from speed cameras in the last year for which records are available in(a) West Sussex and (b) the East Worthing and Shoreham constituency. [175046]

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 within the Sussex police force area for the offence of 'speeding detected by camera' in 2002 is shown in the table. It is not possible from the data collected centrally to identify the county of West Sussex and the constituency of East Worthing and Shoreham within the geographical area of the Sussex police force.

Not all fines and fixed penalties will have been paid.

Fixed penalty and court proceedings data for speeding offences detected by cameras1 in the Sussex police force area, 2002
Fixed penalties
Number of tickets2 19,000
Estimated revenue (£)3 1,141,000
Court proceedings4
Number of fines 610
Total amount of fine (£) 54,700
Average fine (£) 90
1 Offences under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 and The Motor Vehicles (Speed Limits on Motorways) Regulations 1973.
2 Paid i.e. no further action.
3 "Estimate" based on £60 penalty charge.
4 Includes cases where fixed penalty notices were originally issued but not paid and subsequently referred to court.