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Driving Offences: Fines

Mr. Burrowes: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of drivers with foreign-registered cars did not pay fines for motoring offences in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) the last 12 months. [256395]

Maria Eagle: Financial penalties for motoring offences can take the form of a fixed penalty notice issued by the police or a fine imposed by the courts.

Information held centrally by the Home Office on fixed penalty notices issued by the police does not identify where a vehicle is registered. In addition it is not possible from the information held by the Ministry of Justice to identify separately the payment rate of court fines arising from specific offences.


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Driving Offences: Insurance

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions of uninsured drivers there were in each police force area in 2007-08; and what the average penalty imposed was. [256686]

Maria Eagle: The number of proceedings at the magistrates courts for the offence of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks, and the average fine imposed, by police force area, for the years 2006 and 2007 are shown in the following table.

Data for 2008 will be available in the autumn of 2009.


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N umber of proceedings at magistrates courts for the offence of using a motor vehicle uninsured against third party risks( 1) , and average fine imposed( 2) by police force area, England and Wales, 2006-07( 3, 4)
2006 2007
Police force area Proceedings Avera ge fine (£) Proceedings Average fine (£)

Avon and Somerset

11,834

155

8,613

155

Bedfordshire

4,356

183

3,641

210

Cambridgeshire

4,107

182

3,013

186

Cheshire

4,463

195

5,069

224

Cleveland

4,013

210

2,676

216

Cumbria

2,654

186

2,589

193

Derbyshire

4,352

372

4,962

379

Devon and Cornwall

7,500

150

6,125

161

Dorset

5,177

176

5,000

186

Durham

3,285

132

3,276

138

Essex

6,507

202

6,799

217

Gloucestershire

2,838

140

2,471

156

Greater Manchester

26,516

181

19,870

186

Hampshire

6,529

141

6,119

150

Hertfordshire

7,641

216

5,655

216

Humberside

5,085

194

3,271

200

Kent

8,154

221

7,142

223

Lancashire

15,246

183

13,228

191

Leicestershire

5,912

152

4,144

163

Lincolnshire

5,242

196

3,910

202

London, City of

1,575

214

1,416

245

Merseyside

7,807

147

8,782

156

Metropolitan Police

46,132

179

46,095

195

Norfolk

4,054

165

3,671

167

Northamptonshire

3,859

172

2,155

175

Northumbria

10,347

148

8,665

153

North Yorkshire

3,270

185

3,163

193

Nottinghamshire

5,994

147

5,675

159

South Yorkshire

10,307

143

7,414

157

Staffordshire

6,328

256

4,993

257

Suffolk

3,799

162

2,787

168

Surrey

4,173

217

5,879

236

Sussex

5,074

169

5,209

185

Thames Valley

10,329

217

9,325

226

Warwickshire

3,512

230

2,899

229

West Mercia

7,042

218

5,608

223

West Midlands

29,998

211

21,502

209

West Yorkshire

21,641

146

15,666

147

Wiltshire

4,466

228

3,122

217

Dyfed-Powys

2,413

191

2,273

206

Gwent

3,088

172

2,244

174

North Wales

5,057

173

3,741

175

South Wales

11,805

158

9,702

167

England and Wales

353,481

185

299,559

194

(1) An offence under the Road Traffic Act 1988 s. 143 (2).
(2) Magistrates courts data only. Fines given at the Crown court total nationally (England and Wales) less than 10 each year.
(3) It is known that for some police force areas the reporting of court proceedings, in particular those relating to summary motoring offences, may be less than complete.
(4) 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 limitations are taken into account when those data are used.
Source:
Office for Criminal Justice Reform—Evidence and Analysis unit.

Driving under Influence

Mr. Burstow: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group were convicted for driving under the influence of alcohol in each police authority area in each of the last five years. [256658]

Maria Eagle: Tables giving available information held by the Ministry of Justice on convictions at all courts for offences of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs for the years 2003 to 2007 (latest available), broken down by sex, age group and police force area have been placed in the House Library. Data for 2008 will be available in the autumn of 2009. The data provided covers both drink and drugs offences combined, as volumes of convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs cannot be provided separately.


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