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Driving Offences: Fines

Volume 481: debated on Monday 20 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many fines have been issued for drivers exceeding the speed limit in a 20 mph zone in the last eight years; and what the average such fine was in (a) Wales and (b) each region of England in (i) each of the last eight years and (ii) 2008. (227067)

While the data held by my Department include information on fines for speed limit offences, that information does not specify the particular limit breached nor the part of the country in which the offence occurred.

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what average fine was levied for driving an unsafe car which did not comply with MOT requirements in (a) Wales and (b) each region of England in (i) each of the last 10 years and (ii) 2008. (227075)

Driving an unsafe car which does not comply with M.O.T. requirements can result in the commission of a number of different offences.

Available information on average fines for different offences and offence groups is contained in my Department's Statistical Bulletin "Motoring Offences and Breath Test Statistics, England and Wales 2006" and its associated "Offences relating to motor vehicles, England and Wales 2006, Supplementary tables". The documents are available on the Ministry of Justice website at:

http://www.justice.gov.uk/publications/motoringoffences.htm

This information is not however broken down by area.