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Road Traffic Offences: Electronic Tagging

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of the electronic tagging orders imposed during sentencing for road traffic offences have been issued in respect of (a) driving while disqualified, (b) drink driving and (c) other offences since 1999. (206939)

The following table shows how many of the electronically monitored curfew orders imposed during sentencing for road traffic offences have been issued in respect of (a) driving while disqualified, (b) drink driving and (c)other summary motoring offences since 1999, up to 2006.

Under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, an electronically monitored curfew became one of a number of requirements of the new community order for adults that courts could impose for offences committed after 4 April 2005. Since its introduction courts have only recorded the number of community orders imposed rather than the requirements used. The table from 2005 therefore reflects the number of curfew orders for juveniles and a declining number of orders given to adults for offences committed before 4 April 2005.

Electronic tagging orders imposed during sentencing for road traffic offences, 1999 to 2006

Driving while disqualified

Drink driving

Other summary driving offences

Other driving offences

1999

61

30

35

402

2000

141

62

30

716

2001

199

92

58

1,092

2002

437

168

107

2,060

2003

759

305

245

3,177

2004

1,040

541

395

5,055

2005

666

371

556

5,183

2006

171

101

104

2,892

Note: These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system. Source: NOMS Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of those convicted for road traffic offences have received a sentence including both a curfew and an electronic tagging order since 1999. (206940)

The following table shows how many of those convicted for road traffic offences received a sentence including a curfew that was to be electronically monitored since 1999, up to 2006. Under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, an electronically monitored curfew became one of a number of requirements of the new community order for adults that courts could impose for offences committed after 4 April 2005. Since its introduction courts have only recorded the number of community orders imposed rather than the requirements used. The table from 2005 therefore reflects the number of curfew orders for juveniles and a declining number of orders given to adults for offences committed before 4 April 2005.

Electronic tagging orders1 imposed during sentencing for road traffic offences, 1999-2006

Driving while disqualified

Drink driving

Other summary driving offences

Other driving offences

Curfew order with electronic tagging

Other form of electronic tagging

Curfew order with electronic tagging

Other form of electronic tagging

Curfew order with electronic tagging

Other form of electronic tagging

Curfew order with electronic tagging

Other form of electronic tagging

1999

61

30

35

402

2000

141

62

30

716

2001

199

92

58

1,091

1

2002

437

168

107

2,059

1

2003

759

305

245

3,175

2

2004

1,040

541

395

5,054

1

2005

664

2

371

277

5,176

7

2006

168

3

101

104

2,878

14

1 Exclusion orders with electronic tagging were introduced in the Powers of Criminal Court (Sentencing) Act 2000. Source: NOMS Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice.

These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.