asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many defendants appealed against the size of a fine imposed by courts during (a) 1981, (b) 1982, (c) 1983 and (d) 1984, respectively;(2) what was the total number of appeals against all forms of sentence during
(a) 1981, (b) 1982, (c) 1983 and (d) 1984, respectively;
(3) how many defendants who were fined during (a) 1981, (b) 1982, (c) 1983 and (d) 1984 eventually had all or part of that fine remitted.
The information available on appeals against sentence is published annually in "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, Supplementary Tabled Vol. 4". The total number of persons appealing against sentence and the number appealing against a fine is given in tables S4.12c and S4.13b of the issues for 1981 and 1982 and tables S4.8c and S4.9b of the issue for 1983; the number of persons whose fine was varied on appeal is given in tables S4.12d-e and S4.13d of the issues for 1981 and 1982 and tables S4.8d-e and S4.9d of the issue for 1983. Corresponding information for 1984 is not yet available.