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Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 15 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much was collected in fines levied upon retail store licensees for serving alcohol to minors in each local authority area within the ceremonial county of Hampshire in each of the last five years; (286280)

(2) how much was collected against fines levied upon public house licensees for serving alcohol to minors in each local authority area within the ceremonial county of Hampshire in each of the last five years.

It is not possible to differentiate between fines given to retailers and those given to licensees of public houses. Additionally, data on the collection of fines for specific offences are not held, therefore the answer given in table 1 shows the sum of all fines imposed for offences relating to the sale of alcohol to under 18's. The actual amount collected, and the status of the defendant is not known.

Fines issued in Hampshire police force area for selling alcohol to under 18's

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Selling etc. intoxicating liquor to person under 18 on the premises

Number of fines issued

0

6

7

0

0

Sum of fines imposed (£)

1,740

1,800

Sale of alcohol to person under 18

Number of fines issued

0

0

0

0

4

Sum of fines imposed (£)

1,690

Note:

1. 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.

2. These data are presented on the principal offence basis. Where an offender has been sentenced for more than one offence the principal offence is the one for which the heaviest sentence was imposed. Where the same sentence has been imposed for two or more offences the principal offence is the one for which the statutory maximum is most severe.

Source:

OMS Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice