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Departments: Parking Offences

Volume 465: debated on Tuesday 23 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many fixed penalty tickets were incurred by vehicles within the purview of his Department in the last year for which figures are available; and what the total cost was. (157763)

On receipt of a notice of intended prosecution (NIP) which results in a fixed penalty notice for parking, speeding, jumping of traffic lights etc., the driver of the vehicle will be highlighted and the details of the driver passed to the relevant authorities. At this point the matter becomes one between the authority and the driver. No record is kept of this information as it is still subject to appeal by the driver, and no costs are incurred by the Department as traffic offences are a matter for which the driver must pay directly depending on the outcome.