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Fixed Penalty Parking Fines

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in how many cases motorists have refused to pay the fixed penalty parking fine; what action has been taken in each instance; and how many of those who refused to pay their fines have been imprisoned;(2) whether he will give for the longest and most convenient stated period of time the total numbers of fixed penalty parking fines that have been issued, the numbers of occasions where the fines have been paid in the required time, and the numbers of fines that have remained and are remaining unpaid for stated periods of time.

The information available relates to the outcome of the issue of fixed penalty notices for all offences for which such notices may be issued. Figures for 1979, the latest year for which information is available, are published in table 21 of "Offences relating to motor vehicles, England and Wales 1980, Supplementary tables", a copy of which has been placed in the Library of the House. Information is not separately available on numbers of persons sentenced to imprisonment for non-payment of a fine imposed by a court as a result of a finding of guilt for an offence for which a fixed penalty notice was issued and not paid.