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Home Department

Alcoholic Drinks: Children

Chris Grayling: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people received the maximum fine for selling alcohol to under age persons in 2007. [269237]

Jacqui Smith: The number of persons who received the maximum fine for selling alcohol to a person aged under 18 in 2007 is set out in the following table. In 2007 there were also 3,583 persons who received a penalty notice for disorder (PND) for selling alcohol to someone under the age of 18.

Offenders fined maximum amount for selling alcohol to under 18's, 2007

Maximum fine amount (£) Number of persons fined maximum

Sale of alcohol to person under 18

5,000

0

Allowing sale of alcohol to person under 18

5,000

0

Persistently selling alcohol to children

10,000

0

Selling etc intoxicating liquor to person under 18 for consumption on the premises

500

7

Wholesaler selling intoxicating liquor to person under 18

1,000

0

Note:
1. These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
2. These data are presented on the principal offence basis. Where an offender has been sentenced for more than one offence the principal offence is the one for which the heaviest penalty has been imposed, where the same penalty has been imposed for more than one offence the principal offence is the one for which the statutory maximum is most severe.
Source:
OMS Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice

Alcoholic Drinks: Fines

Mr. Ruffley: To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fines were levied for consuming alcohol in a designated public place in each police force area in each year since 1997; what the average fine in each year was; and what percentage of fines were unpaid. [263498]

Mr. Alan Campbell: The number of fines issued in court and the average fine amount, in all police force areas, from 2002 (earliest available) to 2007 (latest available) are given in the table. The data for unpaid fines are not broken down by offence but the national payment rate for all financial penalties imposed by the courts in 2007-08 was 95per cent.

The data in the table do not include penalty notices for disorder (PNDs). The number of PNDs issued for failure to comply with a requirement by a constable within a Designated Public Place Order are as follows: 485 in 2004, 712 in 2005, 1,061 in 2006 and 1,544 in 2007.


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Number of fines issued and average fine amount by police force area (PFA) for drinking in a designated public place( 1) , 2002-07
£
2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007
PFA Fines issued Average fine Fines issued Average fine Fines issued Average fine Fines issued Average fine Fines issued Average fine Fines issued Average fine

Avon and Somerset

1

60.00

2

30.00

4

42.50

1

10.00

3

41.67

4

96.25

Bedfordshire

2

42.50

12

26.67

2

40.00

9

31.67

5

40.00

4

57.50

Cambridgeshire

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

50.00

1

50.00

Cheshire

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

50.00

Cleveland

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

5

85.00

6

66.67

Cumbria

1

30.00

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

50.00

0

n/a

Derbyshire

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

100.00

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

Devon and Cornwall

1

30.00

4

51.25

4

32.50

3

23.33

0

n/a

0

n/a

Dorset

1

50.00

0

n/a

1

100.00

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

Dyfed-Powys

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

75.00

0

n/a

0

n/a

Essex

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

50.00

Gloucestershire

0

n/a

1

25.00

2

20.00

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

Greater Manchester

1

50.00

1

20.00

4

45.00

3

123.33

0

n/a

1

50.00

Gwent

0

n/a

0

n/a

4

107.50

0

n/a

6

37.50

3

83.33

Hampshire

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

50.00

0

n/a

1

100.00

1

80.00

Humberside

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

50.00

Kent

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

Lancashire

0

n/a

3

43.33

2

35.00

1

100.00

0

n/a

0

n/a

Leicestershire

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

2

45.00

0

n/a

0

n/a

Merseyside

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

4

50.00

3

58.33

Metropolitan Police

11

48.18

23

(2)40.00

13

40.38

12

72.92

10

45.50

5

49.00

Norfolk

0

n/a

7

25.71

2

22.50

2

50.00

2

30.00

4

58.75

North Wales

1

30.00

0

n/a

2

75.00

2

75.00

1

50.00

3

60.00

Northumbria

1

50.00

2

105.00

3

76.67

8

62.50

3

50.00

9

50.00

Nottinghamshire

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

40.00

2

47.50

South Wales

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

50.00

0

n/a

1

100.00

0

n/a

South Yorkshire

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

75.00

2

37.50

Staffordshire

0

n/a

3

25.33

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

Suffolk

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

2

52.50

Sussex

1

50.00

1

20.00

5

55.00

6

43.33

7

37.14

4

37.50

Thames Valley

0

n/a

9

40.00

18

44.17

5

55.00

5

54.00

3

58.33

West Mercia

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

5

118.00

West Midlands

0

n/a

3

43.33

8

53.13

7

65.00

2

27.50

11

50.91

West Yorkshire

0

n/a

1

20.00

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

0

n/a

Wiltshire

0

n/a

0

n/a

1

50.00

1

75.00

0

n/a

0

n/a

Total

21

45.95

72

37.17

78

49.94

63

58.57

59

48.98

76

60.92

n/a = Not applicable
(1) Under the Criminal Justice and Police Act 2001 which came into force on 1 September 2001, there were no offenders sentenced in 2001.
(2) Excludes one fine amount which exceeds the statutory maximum and may be erroneous.
Notes:
1. Where a PFA does not appear in the list there have been no offenders fined in any of the years listed.
2. These data are presented on the principal offence basis.
3. These figures have been drawn from administrative data systems.
4. Although care is taken when processing and analysing the returns, the detail collected is subject to the inaccuracies inherent in any large scale recording system.
Source:
OMS Analytical Services, Ministry of Justice

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