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Penalty Notices

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 3 February 2009

12. To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the percentage of the sum imposed in fines under penalty notices issued in 2007 and 2008 which has not been paid. (253533)

Approximately 52 per cent. of offenders given PNDs pay at the first opportunity. Apart from a small percentage who challenge the PND in court, the remainder are registered as fines at one and a half times the amount and enforced in the normal way.

Overall, 85 per cent. of the value of fines imposed is collected.