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Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were fined (a) up to £100, (b) £101 to £250 and (c) more than £250 for refusing to stop drinking or to surrender alcohol in a public place in each year since 2003. (228122)

[holding answer 17 October 2008]: The number of people fined, and the level of fines received, for refusing to stop drinking and surrender alcohol in a designated public place can be found in the following table.

Number of persons given fines for the offence of alcohol consumption in designated public places, by amount, all courts, England and Wales, 2003 to 2006

Number of persons

Fine amounts

Offence description

Up to and including £100

£101 to £250

Over £250

Total

Alcohol consumption in designated public places

2003

71

1

1

73

2004

76

2

78

2005

61

2

63

2006

58

1

59

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:

OMS Analytical Services.