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Departments: Driving Offences

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 24 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department paid in (a) parking fines and (b) speeding fines in 2006. (126080)

The Department for Transport and its agencies maintain the policy that traffic violations such as parking tickets and speeding fines remain the responsibility of the individual, and are not reimbursed from public resources. The one exception to this is the Government Car and Despatch Agency which pays parking tickets when they arise operationally in circumstances where overriding security requirements necessarily dictate the choice of parking location. The GCDA are the Government's own services for moving people and documents safely and reliably throughout the UK. The amount paid by the GCDA in 2006 was £11,165.