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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. 
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.
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.
|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)|
|Police force area||Proceedings||Avera ge fine (£)||Proceedings||Average fine (£)|
|(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.
Office for Criminal Justice ReformEvidence and Analysis unit.
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. 
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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