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Ministerial Correction

Thursday 26 June 2008

Home Department

Alcoholic Drinks: Children

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded in respect of retailers selling alcohol to those aged under 18 years in each year since 1997; how many police cautions were issued; and what the average fine levied was. [154984]

[Official Report, 1 October 2007, Vol. 463, c. 2352W.]

Letter from Vernon Coaker:

An error has been identified in the table of the written answer given to the hon. Member for Bury St. Edmunds (Mr. Ruffley) on 1 October 2007. The table should have read as follows:


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Retailers selling alcohol to those aged under 18
Number of police cautions issued( 1, 2) Average fine (£)

1997

171

227

1998

76

212

1999

69

194

2000

53

206

2001

48

208

2002

59

249

2003

63

253

2004

101

237

2005

98

246

(1) These data are on a principal offence basis.
(2) 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 databases generated by the police. 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.


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