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Driving Offences: Suffolk

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) convictions, (b) cautions and (c) fixed penalty notices have been given to people arrested for speeding offences in Suffolk in each year since 1997. (314868)

I have been asked to reply.

Data from 1997 to 2007 (latest available) on fixed penalty notices issued for speeding offences in Suffolk police force area are provided in table A.

Data provided by the Ministry of Justice, showing the number of convictions for speeding offences and vehicle registration and excise licence offences in Suffolk from 1997 to 2008 (latest available) can be viewed in Table B.

Cautions are not issued by the police for speeding offences.

Court proceedings data for 2009 are expected to be published in the autumn 2010.

Table A: Number of fixed penalty notices issued for speed limit offences, Suffolk police force area, 1997 to 20071

Number of notices

1997

7,271

1998

12,640

1999

18,088

2000

12,596

2001

12,416

2002

9,477

2003

16,606

2004

40,847

2005

40,029

2006

34,442

2007

30,378

1 From 2000 onwards the national safety camera programme was introduced which increased enforcement of speeding offences.

Table B: Number of convictions for speed limit offences in Suffolk from 1997 to 20081

Number of offences

Convicted at all courts

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Speed limit offences

1,052

1,469

1,678

1,233

1,252

1,284

776

1,856

3,249

3,054

3,418

3,577

1 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

Source:

Justice Statistics Analytical Services - Ministry of Justice.

Ref: IOS 056-10 and Ref: IOS 057-10

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) convictions, (b) cautions and (c) fixed penalty notices have been given to people arrested for driving without a valid MOT certificate in Suffolk in each year since 1997. (314869)

I have been asked to reply

Data from 1997 to 2007 (latest available) on fixed penalty notices issued for vehicle test (MOT) offences in Suffolk police force area are provided in table A.

Data on the number of convictions for vehicle test offences in Suffolk from 1997 to 2008 (latest available) can be viewed in table B.

Data on fixed penalty notices held by the Home Office and Ministry of Justice cannot separately identify the specific offence of driving a vehicle without a valid MOT certificate. The following table shows the total number convictions for all vehicle test offences.

Court proceedings data for 2009 are expected to be published in autumn 2010.

Table A: Number of fixed penalty notices issued for vehicle test offences, Suffolk police force area, 1997 to 2007

Number of notices

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2

2002

1

2003

2004

2005

2006

60

2007

471

Table B: Number of convictions for vehicle test offences in Suffolk 1997 to 20081

Number of offences

Convicted at all courts

1997

1998

1999

2000

2001

2002

2003

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

Vehicle test offences

1,707

1,757

1,951

1,769

1,717

2,009

2,309

2,180

1,588

1,196

777

474

1 Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source:Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice (Ref: IOS 056-10) and (Ref: IOS 057-10).