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Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 9 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice following the implementation on 1 April 2007 of Section 145 of the Domestic Violence Crime and Victims Act 2004, what the total amount outstanding is of surcharge payments. (155814)

Pending the rollout of a new IT system, my Department introduced an interim system that captures the amount of victims surcharge receipts collected. Between April and August the Department accounted for £455,021 in receipts by this arrangement.

My Department does not currently hold statistical information that shows the number of victim surcharge impositions outstanding. Existing IT legacy systems do not allow any kind of national overview around numbers of individuals with fines, victim surcharge or other impositions.