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Departments: Road Traffic offences

Volume 464: debated on Tuesday 16 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fixed penalty tickets were incurred by vehicles within the purview of her Department in the last year for which figures are available; and what the total cost was. (157859)

Communities and Local Government (CLG) operates a general policy whereby the payment of any fixed penalty tickets incurred by civil servants, either during the hire period of a vehicle or while a private car is being used on official business, is the responsibility of the individual undertaking the travel and not the Department. However, payment of fixed penalty tickets relating to allocated ministerial cars, incurred while carrying out official duties, is deemed to be the responsibility of the department. During the 2006-07 financial year, the Department paid fixed penalty fines to the sum of £200.00.