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Departments: Road Traffic Offences

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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. (157915)

The Scotland Office maintains the policy that road traffic violations, such as parking tickets and speeding fines, remain the responsibility of the individual and are not reimbursed from public funds. No costs were incurred by the Office in 2006-07.

The exception to this is the Government Car and Despatch Agency and I refer the hon. Member to his question answered on 18 October 2007, Official Report, column 1185W, by my hon. Friend, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport (Jim Fitzpatrick).