§ 18. Mr. Parker
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what is the amount of outstanding fines levied by magistrates' and Crown courts; and what steps are being taken to collect them.
§ Mr. Carlisle
The total amount of fines outstanding on 30th June, 1972, in England and Wales, outside inner London, was £7,495,932. This figure included fixed penalties and fines in respect of which the time allowed for payment had not expired. Advice has been given to justices' clerks on means of improving their fine enforcement machinery.