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Speed Limits: Cameras

Volume 502: debated on Monday 14 December 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many speed cameras were deployed in each local authority area in Wales in each year since 1997; and how much revenue there was from fines in each area in each such year. (306631)

The Department for Transport only holds information about the number of speed camera sites operating within the National Safety Camera Programme which started in 2001 and ended on 31 March 2007. Separate information for each local authority in Wales is not held. The number of camera sites operating each year in Wales from 2001 to 2007 is outlined in Table 1. Details of fine revenue collected is outlined in Table 2.

Table 1: Fixed and mobile speed camera sites in Wales by partnership area and year

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

Mid and South Wales

74

266

327

353

354

355

355

North Wales

27

28

66

72

73

73

73

Table 2: Speed and red light revenue from fixed penalty notices paid in Wales by financial year and partnership area

£

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-07

Mid and South Wales

126,117

1,876,260

7,264,560

7,281,180

6,553,440

6,060,840

5,881,860

North Wales

648,780

2,609,040

3,374,820

3,029,700

3,962,280

3,323,940

1 This figure refers to the number of fixed penalty tickets issued and paid. From 1 April to 31 October 2000 the fixed penalty was £40.00, this was increased to £60.00 on 1 November 2000.