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Environment Protection: Fixed Penalties

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 29 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of fixed penalty notices issued for environmental offences were paid in full within the 14 day deadline in each year since 1999. (168611)

I have been asked to reply.

DEFRA does not collect data on the number of fixed penalty notices that were paid within the 14 day period.

The number of fixed penalty notices issued and paid to local authorities since 1999 is shown in the following table.

Figures for 2006-2007 will be published shortly.

April to March

Number. of fixed penalties issued by local authorities

Number of fixed penalties paid to local authorities

1999-2000

2,970

1,563

2000-01

2,247

1,226

2001-02

2,311

1,954

2002-03

12,820

4,898

2003-04

7,567

3,871

2004-05

25,216

11,371

2005-06

33,033

18,002