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Speed Limits: Fines

Volume 472: debated on Tuesday 4 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many fines arising from speed cameras in London were (a) unpaid after exhaustion of the legal process and (b) overdue at the most recent date for which figures are available. (190525)

Information on unpaid and overdue fines from speed camera convictions is not collected centrally.

The information collected by my Department identifies the number of fixed penalties ordered to be paid and the number and amounts of court fines issued for such offences within each police force area. Fixed penalties that remain unpaid after the statutory period (28 days in the case of a fixed penalty resulting from unattended camera operation) are registered as fines at one and a half times the original fixed penalty amount.

The overall payment rate for fines in general for the period to January 2008 is 92 per cent. It is not possible to breakdown the total of unpaid fines for individual offences.