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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-01-30more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the total value was of fines remaining uncollected on 31 December (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting remove filter
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 186102 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The value of fines imposed, collected, cancelled and outstanding for the periods from April 2011 onwards are set out below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Period</p></td><td><p>Value of fines imposed</p></td><td><p>Value of fine collected in the same period they were imposed</p></td><td><p>Value of fines cancelled in the same period they were imposed</p></td><td><p>Value of fines imposed outstanding at the end of the period</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2011 to December 2011</p></td><td><p>£170,962,169</p></td><td><p>£54,843,753</p></td><td><p>£12,470,347</p></td><td><p>£103,648,069</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2012 to December 2012</p></td><td><p>£273,944,704</p></td><td><p>£70,032,092</p></td><td><p>£17,470,412</p></td><td><p>£186,442,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2013 to September 2013 (latest published period)</p></td><td><p>£210,561,372</p></td><td><p>£44,541,677</p></td><td><p>£11,548,807</p></td><td><p>£154,470,888</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The values above only refer to fines and not any other elements of financial impositions such as prosecutor costs, compensation and victim surcharge. Where financial impositions are paid by instalments the fine element is the last part to be paid off after compensation, victim surcharge and prosecutor costs. The values cancelled can relate to legal or administrative cancellations. The value outstanding will include amounts remaining on accounts that are being paid by instalments or were not due for payment by the end of the period specified.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to provide data in this format for any period prior to April 2011 as new performance management information was introduced at that time. It is not possible to identify how much of the amounts imposed in 2011 or 2012 remained outstanding by the end of September 2013 (latest published data period) as data is only available for 18 months after the date imposed – after that it is not possible to extract the amount outstanding for a specific period from the total balance outstanding.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) takes the issue of financial penalty enforcement very seriously and is working to ensure that clamping down on defaulters is a continued priority nationwide. HMCTS actively pursues all outstanding impositions until certain they cannot be collected. Collection reached an all time high at the end of 2012/13 and collection has continued to rise in this financial year. At the end of September 2013 total collection (all imposition types excluding confiscation orders) was higher than the same point in the previous year and the outstanding balance had reduced since the start of the financial year. On average over the last 12 month 69% of accounts have been either closed or are compliant with payment terms by 12 months after imposition.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS are actively seeking an external provider for the future delivery of compliance and enforcement services. This will bring the necessary investment and innovation to significantly improve the collection of criminal financial penalties and reduce the cost of the service to the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
star this property question first answered
less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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1577
unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
36155
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-01-30more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many confiscation orders (a) were issued and (b) went uncollected in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011, (iii) 2012 and (iv) 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting remove filter
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 186101 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The value of confiscation orders imposed and the amounts outstanding for those orders, both with and without interest, as at 30 January 2014, for the calendar years from 2010 onwards, are set out in the Table A below. The volume of orders imposed and those that remain outstanding is in Table B</p><p><strong>Table A</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Value of Confiscation Orders Imposed</p></td><td><p>Order Balance Remaining to Collect Excluding Interest</p><p>As at 30/01/2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>£276,143,735</p></td><td><p>£167,176,784</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>£187,128,205</p></td><td><p>£73,910,472</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>£271,998,720</p></td><td><p>£162,286,156</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>£245,728,131</p></td><td><p>£176,875,895</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>£980,998,791</p></td><td><p>£580,249,307</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong>Table B</strong></p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Year</p></td><td><p>Volume of Confiscation Orders Imposed</p></td><td><p>Volume of Orders with an Order Balance Remaining to Collect Excluding Interest</p><p>As at 30/01/2014</p></td><td><p>Total Volume of Orders to Collect Including Interest</p><p>As at 30/01/2014</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>6,214</p></td><td><p>915</p></td><td><p>2,289</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>6,286</p></td><td><p>1,065</p></td><td><p>2,342</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>6,458</p></td><td><p>1,386</p></td><td><p>2,399</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>6,139</p></td><td><p>2,500</p></td><td><p>3,141</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>25,097</p></td><td><p>5,866</p></td><td><p>10,171</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Confiscation orders are one of the key mechanisms available to the Government to deprive criminals of the proceeds of their crimes. The value of the order imposed, which is often very high, is based on the criminal benefit attributed to the crime and may, therefore, exceed the value of realisable assets that are known to the Court at the time of imposition. Crucially, an outstanding order stops the criminal benefitting from the proceeds of crime and ensures that, if the assets are discovered in the future, they can be seized.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) and other enforcement agencies take the issue of recovering criminal assets very seriously and are working to ensure that clamping down on defaulters is a continued priority nationwide.</p><p> </p><p>Although, as the Enforcement Authority, HMCTS owns the debt, it is not always the lead enforcement agency. HMCTS tends to lead on the high volume, low value orders. Prosecution agencies, including the CPS and the Serious Fraud Office, lead on enforcement where they have put Restraint Orders on the defendant's property to protect the asset, or where the professional expertise of an Enforcement Receiver will be required to enforce the confiscation order.</p><p> </p><p>All outstanding amounts are actively pursued using a range of enforcement tools open to us. A confiscation order is a life time order and only amounts up to £50 can be written off. Default sentences of up to 10 years in prison are activated for non payment. Serving the default sentence does not cancel the debt and we will continue to pursue the amount owed. Interest is added to the order balance outstanding at the rate of 8% per annum. The fact that interest accrues at such a high rate and amounts over £50 cannot be written off, contribute to the increasing level of debt. At the end of December 2013, the total amount outstanding was £1.47 billion, of which £372 million was interest alone. At the end of December 2013, including interest £24 million is owed by defendants who are deceased and a further £86 million is owed by defendants who have been deported. Even for those that are deported we still try to actively pursue the defendants assets held abroad, but we rely on the cooperation of overseas enforcement agencies, which is often not forthcoming. The Agencies responsible for enforcement are building better relationships with overseas authorities and engage specialist forensic teams to track down hidden assets.</p><p> </p><p>The amount defendants repaid from their criminal activity across all agencies reached an all time high during 2012/13, with a total of £133.1 million recovered. That represented a 7% increase on the £124.1 million recovered during 2011/12. The total amount recovered has increased for the last four consecutive years and once again we are on course to have another record breaking year this financial year. For the 2013/14 financial year, at the end of December 2013, £102.8 million had been recovered, which is an increase of 2% on the £100.5 million that was collected up to December 2012. Since 2008/09, when £98.8 Million was recovered, the amount collected from criminals has increased by 35%.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS is seeking a commercial partner to help increase collections, reduce enforcement costs and importantly, ensure more criminals pay. A new national system has been implemented to manage the collection of fixed penalty notices, with all of the Police Forces having transferred to the new platform by June 2013.The continuing improvement the Agencies are making combined with our future plans will ensure that more criminals pay and that taxpayers get better value for money.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 185720 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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1577
unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
36157
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-01-30more like thisremove minimum value filter
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many fines have been (a) issued by courts and (b) collected in 2013-14 to date. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting remove filter
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 185878 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>For the financial year to date, 1st April 2013 to 30th September 2013 (latest published data) 614,693 financial imposition accounts were opened. Of those accounts opened in that period, 182,183 accounts were closed. A further 199,623 accounts were compliant with their payment terms.</p><p> </p><p>Financial impositions include fines imposed in the Magistrates and Crown courts, costs orders, compensation orders, victim surcharge orders and unpaid fixed penalty notices and penalty notices for disorder which are registered as fines for enforcement. The numbers of accounts closed is the position as at the end of September 2013 and those accounts outstanding could now have been closed or collected.. Accounts that are closed are accounts with a zero balance which could have been by payment or administrative or legal cancellation.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) takes the issue of financial penalty enforcement very seriously and is working to ensure that clamping down on defaulters is a continued priority nationwide. HMCTS actively pursues all outstanding impositions until certain they cannot be collected. Collection reached an all time high at the end of 2012/13 and collection has continued to rise in this financial year. At the end of September 2013 total collection (all imposition types excluding confiscation orders) was higher than the same point in the previous year and the outstanding balance had reduced since the start of the financial year. On average over the last 12 month 69% of accounts have been either closed or are compliant with payment terms by 12 months after imposition.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS are actively seeking an external provider for the future delivery of compliance and enforcement services. This will bring the necessary investment and innovation to significantly improve the collection of criminal financial penalties and reduce the cost of the service to the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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1577
unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
36327
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-01-31more like thismore than 2014-01-31
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the value was of fines that were (a) issued and (b) uncollected in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting remove filter
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 186157 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The value of fines imposed, collected, cancelled and outstanding for the periods from April 2011 onwards are set out below.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Period</p></td><td><p>Value of fines imposed</p></td><td><p>Value of fine collected in the same period they were imposed</p></td><td><p>Value of fines cancelled in the same period they were imposed</p></td><td><p>Value of fines imposed outstanding at the end of the period</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>April 2011 to December 2011</p></td><td><p>£170,962,169</p></td><td><p>£54,843,753</p></td><td><p>£12,470,347</p></td><td><p>£103,648,069</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2012 to December 2012</p></td><td><p>£273,944,704</p></td><td><p>£70,032,092</p></td><td><p>£17,470,412</p></td><td><p>£186,442,200</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>January 2013 to September 2013 (latest published period)</p></td><td><p>£210,561,372</p></td><td><p>£44,541,677</p></td><td><p>£11,548,807</p></td><td><p>£154,470,888</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The values above only refer to fines and not any other elements of financial impositions such as prosecutor costs, compensation and victim surcharge. Where financial impositions are paid by instalments the fine element is the last part to be paid off after compensation, victim surcharge and prosecutor costs. The values cancelled can relate to legal or administrative cancellations. The value outstanding will include amounts remaining on accounts that are being paid by instalments or were not due for payment by the end of the period specified.</p><p> </p><p>It is not possible to provide data in this format for any period prior to April 2011 as new performance management information was introduced at that time. It is not possible to identify how much of the amounts imposed in 2011 or 2012 remained outstanding by the end of September 2013 (latest published data period) as data is only available for 18 months after the date imposed – after that it is not possible to extract the amount outstanding for a specific period from the total balance outstanding.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) takes the issue of financial penalty enforcement very seriously and is working to ensure that clamping down on defaulters is a continued priority nationwide. HMCTS actively pursues all outstanding impositions until certain they cannot be collected. Collection reached an all time high at the end of 2012/13 and collection has continued to rise in this financial year. At the end of September 2013 total collection (all imposition types excluding confiscation orders) was higher than the same point in the previous year and the outstanding balance had reduced since the start of the financial year. On average over the last 12 month 69% of accounts have been either closed or are compliant with payment terms by 12 months after imposition.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS are actively seeking an external provider for the future delivery of compliance and enforcement services. This will bring the necessary investment and innovation to significantly improve the collection of criminal financial penalties and reduce the cost of the service to the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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1577
unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
36328
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-01-31more like thismore than 2014-01-31
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the value is of outstanding fines that were written off in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting remove filter
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 186159 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The amounts of financial impositions administratively cancelled and legally cancelled in each year since 2009-10 are set out in the table below</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Legally Cancelled</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Administratively Cancelled</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>£58,277,772</p></td><td><p>£47,398,379</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£62,263,874</p></td><td><p>£50,712,367</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£63,957,203</p></td><td><p>£63,135,442</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£62,594,601</p></td><td><p>£75,868,426</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The number of financial impositions administratively cancelled and legally cancelled in each year since 2011/12 are set out in the table below. Data on the number of financial impositions cancelled is not available prior to 2011/12.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Legally Cancelled</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Administratively Cancelled</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>161,455</p></td><td><p>226,955</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>165,195</p></td><td><p>269,486</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>It is not possible to identify the amounts or numbers written off for just the fine element. The amounts above therefore include all elements of financial penalties (excluding confiscation orders): fines, costs, compensation and victim surcharge. The amounts cancelled in a particular year can relate to impositions from that year or any previous year.</p><p> </p><p>Financial penalties are only administratively cancelled after all attempts to collect the amount outstanding have been made, and in accordance with strict cancellation criteria. These penalties can be written back on to the system if more information is found – for instance, a new address for the offender.</p><p> </p><p>Legal cancellations can be applied after the case has been reconsidered by a Judge or Magistrate. Typically, legal cancellations are used where a case has been re-opened and the defendant has been found not guilty, following the presentation of additional information. Legal cancellations can be full or partial remittances of financial penalties.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has carried out a fundamental review of financial penalty accounts, actively targeting accounts to achieve compliance at the earliest point, as well as tackling old accounts, and administratively cancelling them where there is no realistic chance of collection because they do not have enough information to trace the debtors. This explains the increase in the value of administrative cancellations seen in the figures.</p><p> </p><p>This enabled HMCTS to focus resources on increasing collections on accounts which can be enforced, resulting in the record high level of collection in 2012/13.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) takes the issue of financial penalty enforcement very seriously and is working to ensure that clamping down on defaulters is a continued priority nationwide. HMCTS actively pursues all outstanding impositions until certain they cannot be collected. Collection reached an all time high at the end of 2012/13 and collection has continued to rise in this financial year. At the end of September 2013 total collection (all imposition types excluding confiscation orders) was higher than the same point in the previous year and the outstanding balance had reduced since the start of the financial year. On average over the last 12 month 69% of accounts have been either closed or are compliant with payment terms by 12 months after imposition.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS are actively seeking an external provider for the future delivery of compliance and enforcement services. This will bring the necessary investment and innovation to significantly improve the collection of criminal financial penalties and reduce the cost of the service to the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 186160 more like this
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less than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-02T12:00:00.00Z
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1496
star this property label Biography information for Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
unstar this property tabling member
1577
unstar this property label Biography information for Sadiq Khan more like this
36329
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-01-31more like thismore than 2014-01-31
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Ministry of Justice more like this
star this property answering dept id 54 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many outstanding fines were written off in each of the last four years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Tooting remove filter
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Sadiq Khan more like this
star this property uin 186160 more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>The amounts of financial impositions administratively cancelled and legally cancelled in each year since 2009-10 are set out in the table below</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Legally Cancelled</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Administratively Cancelled</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>£58,277,772</p></td><td><p>£47,398,379</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>£62,263,874</p></td><td><p>£50,712,367</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>£63,957,203</p></td><td><p>£63,135,442</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>£62,594,601</p></td><td><p>£75,868,426</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The number of financial impositions administratively cancelled and legally cancelled in each year since 2011/12 are set out in the table below. Data on the number of financial impositions cancelled is not available prior to 2011/12.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Legally Cancelled</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Administratively Cancelled</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>161,455</p></td><td><p>226,955</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>165,195</p></td><td><p>269,486</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>It is not possible to identify the amounts or numbers written off for just the fine element. The amounts above therefore include all elements of financial penalties (excluding confiscation orders): fines, costs, compensation and victim surcharge. The amounts cancelled in a particular year can relate to impositions from that year or any previous year.</p><p> </p><p>Financial penalties are only administratively cancelled after all attempts to collect the amount outstanding have been made, and in accordance with strict cancellation criteria. These penalties can be written back on to the system if more information is found – for instance, a new address for the offender.</p><p> </p><p>Legal cancellations can be applied after the case has been reconsidered by a Judge or Magistrate. Typically, legal cancellations are used where a case has been re-opened and the defendant has been found not guilty, following the presentation of additional information. Legal cancellations can be full or partial remittances of financial penalties.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) has carried out a fundamental review of financial penalty accounts, actively targeting accounts to achieve compliance at the earliest point, as well as tackling old accounts, and administratively cancelling them where there is no realistic chance of collection because they do not have enough information to trace the debtors. This explains the increase in the value of administrative cancellations seen in the figures.</p><p> </p><p>This enabled HMCTS to focus resources on increasing collections on accounts which can be enforced, resulting in the record high level of collection in 2012/13.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) takes the issue of financial penalty enforcement very seriously and is working to ensure that clamping down on defaulters is a continued priority nationwide. HMCTS actively pursues all outstanding impositions until certain they cannot be collected. Collection reached an all time high at the end of 2012/13 and collection has continued to rise in this financial year. At the end of September 2013 total collection (all imposition types excluding confiscation orders) was higher than the same point in the previous year and the outstanding balance had reduced since the start of the financial year. On average over the last 12 month 69% of accounts have been either closed or are compliant with payment terms by 12 months after imposition.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS are actively seeking an external provider for the future delivery of compliance and enforcement services. This will bring the necessary investment and innovation to significantly improve the collection of criminal financial penalties and reduce the cost of the service to the taxpayer.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Shailesh Vara more like this
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many outstanding fines remained uncollected on 31 December in each of the last four years. more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>Data on the total number of financial imposition accounts outstanding has only been available since November 2012 so it is not possible to say how many accounts remained outstanding at the end of December for each of the last four years. The available data is set out below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Date</p></td><td><p>Total number of financial imposition accounts outstanding</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>December 2012</p></td><td><p>1,548,516</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>September 2013 (latest published period)</p></td><td><p>1,371,089</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>The numbers above relate to accounts which include fines, prosecutor costs, compensation and victim surcharge. The number of outstanding accounts include those which are being paid by instalments or are not yet due for payment.</p><p> </p><p>HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) takes the issue of financial penalty enforcement very seriously and is working to ensure that clamping down on defaulters is a continued priority nationwide. HMCTS actively pursues all outstanding impositions until certain they cannot be collected. Collection reached an all time high at the end of 2012/13 and collection has continued to rise in this financial year. At the end of September 2013 total value of collection (all imposition types excluding confiscation orders) was higher than the same point in the previous year and the outstanding balance had reduced since the start of the financial year. On average over the last 12 month 69% of accounts have been either closed or are compliant with payment terms by 12 months after imposition.</p><p> </p><p>HMCTS are actively seeking an external provider for the future delivery of compliance and enforcement services. This will bring the necessary investment and innovation to significantly improve the collection of criminal financial penalties and reduce the cost of the service to the taxpayer.</p>
star this property answering member constituency North West Cambridgeshire more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-12more like thismore than 2014-02-12
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many new criminal offences have been created in each year since May 2010; and what the predicted effect was on the number of prisoners for each such offence. more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-28more like thismore than 2014-04-28
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>I have set out below the number of criminal offences in England and Wales created by government departments. The numbers are collated by the Criminal Offences Gateway which scrutinises proposals on new and amended criminal offences for England and Wales.</p><p> </p><p>The numbers are based on offences put through the Criminal Offences Gateway during the period 1 June 2010 to 31 May 2013 (the latest available data).</p><p> </p><p>Further information can be found in the New Criminal Offences England and Wales <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revised-new-criminal-offences-statistics-in-england-and-wales-june-2009-may-2013" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/revised-new-criminal-offences-statistics-in-england-and-wales-june-2009-may-2013</a></p><p> </p><p>The numbers of new criminal offences, which include entirely new offences and existing offences which have been extended or amended in some way, are published annually by my department in the statistical bulletin <em>New Criminal Offence</em>s. The new criminal offences enforce Government policy in a range of areas, including to contain the spread of serious animal diseases and to criminalise squatting in a residential building.</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Period covered</p></td><td><p>Number of legislative provisions (secondary &amp; primary) containing new offences</p></td><td><p>Total criminal offences created</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 June 2010 to 31 May 2011</p></td><td><p>33</p></td><td><p>174</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 June 2011 to 31 May 2012</p></td><td><p>52</p></td><td><p>292</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>1 June 2012 to 31 May 2013</p></td><td><p>60</p></td><td><p>327</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>712 criminal offences were created during the period 1 June 2009 to May 2010 which was the 12 months immediately prior to the establishment of the Criminal Offences Gateway.</p><p> </p><p>New offences are needed for a number of reasons, for example, to update legislation that is now out of date, to underpin delivery of government priorities and to set out clearly what is acceptable and unacceptable behaviour. The Government committed to putting in place a mechanism, an additional layer of scrutiny, for proposals to create new offences. This is the first time a Government has done so and committed to doing so publicly. The Government has repealed 140 offences in the 12 months ending May 2013.</p><p> </p><p>The information on the predicted effect on the number of prisoners for each relevant offence is not available and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bermondsey and Old Southwark more like this
star this property answering member printed Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Simon Hughes more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-02-13more like thismore than 2014-02-13
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Ministry of Justice more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many instances of breaches by offenders released on licence there were in each year since 2002. more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-04-07more like thismore than 2014-04-07
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>For offenders the period of post-release supervision on licence forms an integral part of a sentence imposed by the court. The overriding priority is to protect the public from harm and prevent re-offending.</p><p> </p><p>The recall of offenders on licence is designed to protect the public by removing an offender from the community who, by breaching his licence conditions, is considered to present an increased risk of re-offending and where the Probation Service recommends that this is the most effective response to the increased risk, in order to protect the public.</p><p> </p><p>Behaviour that can result in recall includes: the commission of further offences or charges being laid; behaviour which indicates that further offending is imminent; or breaches of licence conditions which undermine the Probation Service's ability to provide effective supervision, such as not living at the address stipulated on the licence or failing to attend probation appointments.</p><p> </p><p>Once recalled, it is the responsibility of the police to apprehend offenders, although all agencies closely co-operate to ensure that they are swiftly returned to custody.</p><p> </p><p>Data on those offenders who had committed minor breaches of licence, were warned, and not recalled to prison are not collected centrally. Those offenders whose breach of licence has resulted in a recall to prison are published quarterly in the Ministry of Justice's Offender Management Statistics Quarterly Bulletin. This may be found at the following web address:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/offender-management-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/offender-management-statistics-quarterly</a></p><p> </p><p>The most recent bulletin was published on 30 January 2014, covering all offenders who were recalled to custody since 1 January 1984 and who remained unlawfully at large as at 31 December 2013. Therefore, the total number who remained unlawfully at large as at 31 December 2013 includes some offenders who were recalled before 2001/02.</p><p> </p><p>In over 99 per cent of cases where an offender has been recalled, the individual has successfully been returned to custody. Where an offender has died we are unable to remove them from the list until we receive a death certificate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The data covering the years since 2001/02 are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Number of recalls</p></td><td><p>Prisoners who remain unlawfully at large</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001/02</p></td><td><p>5,086</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002/03</p></td><td><p>8,406</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003/04</p></td><td><p>11,268</p></td><td><p>55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>11,171</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>11,450</p></td><td><p>73</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>13,411</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>13,252</p></td><td><p>65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>13,467</p></td><td><p>76</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>15,004</p></td><td><p>89</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>15,631</p></td><td><p>79</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>16,591</p></td><td><p>118</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>16,307</p></td><td><p>127</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-September 2013</p></td><td><p>8,847</p></td><td><p>146</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data on the number of releases on temporary release licence (ROTL) since 1995-6, and temporary release failures since 2004-5 are published in the NOMS Prison Performance Digest. This may be found at the following web address:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225234/prison-performance-digest-12-13.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225234/prison-performance-digest-12-13.xls</a></p><p> </p><p>The most recent data were published on 25 July 2013.</p><p> </p><p>Data on ROTL and recorded temporary release failures are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Release on temporary licence</p></td><td><p>Recorded temporary release failures</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001/02</p></td><td><p>273,569</p></td><td><p>293</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002/03</p></td><td><p>294,112</p></td><td><p>312</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003/04</p></td><td><p>342,742</p></td><td><p>395</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>397,969</p></td><td><p>366</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>407,199</p></td><td><p>360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>409,139</p></td><td><p>306</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>434,728</p></td><td><p>248</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>431,351</p></td><td><p>277</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>419,016</p></td><td><p>274</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>431,178</p></td><td><p>281</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>488,158</p></td><td><p>404</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>518,862</p></td><td><p>431</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Not all temporary release failures are recorded on central administrative systems. Those that are not recorded centrally are more likely to be low-level failures including, for example, returning with unauthorised possessions. These failures are managed locally. Where failures are recorded, the central administrative system only allows for one reason to be recorded; where it is a failure to return this takes priority.</p><p> </p><p>The number of prisoners unlawfully at large (UAL) having failed to return from release on temporary licence for each financial year since 2004/05 is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Number of prisoners who remain UAL following failure to return from ROTL</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>To provide the number of temporary release failures where the prisoner has failed to return and remains unlawfully at large prior to this date would require the manual interrogation of 1,000 temporary release records which could be done only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>These figures have all been drawn from live administrative data systems which may be amended at any time. 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.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Kenilworth and Southam more like this
star this property answering member printed Jeremy Wright more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many instances of offenders remaining at large after (a) recall and (b) temporary release there were in each year since 2002. more like this
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Sadiq Khan more like this
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star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>For offenders the period of post-release supervision on licence forms an integral part of a sentence imposed by the court. The overriding priority is to protect the public from harm and prevent re-offending.</p><p> </p><p>The recall of offenders on licence is designed to protect the public by removing an offender from the community who, by breaching his licence conditions, is considered to present an increased risk of re-offending and where the Probation Service recommends that this is the most effective response to the increased risk, in order to protect the public.</p><p> </p><p>Behaviour that can result in recall includes: the commission of further offences or charges being laid; behaviour which indicates that further offending is imminent; or breaches of licence conditions which undermine the Probation Service's ability to provide effective supervision, such as not living at the address stipulated on the licence or failing to attend probation appointments.</p><p> </p><p>Once recalled, it is the responsibility of the police to apprehend offenders, although all agencies closely co-operate to ensure that they are swiftly returned to custody.</p><p> </p><p>Data on those offenders who had committed minor breaches of licence, were warned, and not recalled to prison are not collected centrally. Those offenders whose breach of licence has resulted in a recall to prison are published quarterly in the Ministry of Justice's Offender Management Statistics Quarterly Bulletin. This may be found at the following web address:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/offender-management-statistics-quarterly" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/offender-management-statistics-quarterly</a></p><p> </p><p>The most recent bulletin was published on 30 January 2014, covering all offenders who were recalled to custody since 1 January 1984 and who remained unlawfully at large as at 31 December 2013. Therefore, the total number who remained unlawfully at large as at 31 December 2013 includes some offenders who were recalled before 2001/02.</p><p> </p><p>In over 99 per cent of cases where an offender has been recalled, the individual has successfully been returned to custody. Where an offender has died we are unable to remove them from the list until we receive a death certificate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The data covering the years since 2001/02 are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Number of recalls</p></td><td><p>Prisoners who remain unlawfully at large</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001/02</p></td><td><p>5,086</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002/03</p></td><td><p>8,406</p></td><td><p>29</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003/04</p></td><td><p>11,268</p></td><td><p>55</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>11,171</p></td><td><p>30</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>11,450</p></td><td><p>73</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>13,411</p></td><td><p>60</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>13,252</p></td><td><p>65</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>13,467</p></td><td><p>76</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>15,004</p></td><td><p>89</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>15,631</p></td><td><p>79</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>16,591</p></td><td><p>118</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>16,307</p></td><td><p>127</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Apr-September 2013</p></td><td><p>8,847</p></td><td><p>146</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Data on the number of releases on temporary release licence (ROTL) since 1995-6, and temporary release failures since 2004-5 are published in the NOMS Prison Performance Digest. This may be found at the following web address:</p><p> </p><p><a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225234/prison-performance-digest-12-13.xls" target="_blank">https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/225234/prison-performance-digest-12-13.xls</a></p><p> </p><p>The most recent data were published on 25 July 2013.</p><p> </p><p>Data on ROTL and recorded temporary release failures are shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Release on temporary licence</p></td><td><p>Recorded temporary release failures</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2001/02</p></td><td><p>273,569</p></td><td><p>293</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2002/03</p></td><td><p>294,112</p></td><td><p>312</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2003/04</p></td><td><p>342,742</p></td><td><p>395</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>397,969</p></td><td><p>366</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>407,199</p></td><td><p>360</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>409,139</p></td><td><p>306</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>434,728</p></td><td><p>248</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>431,351</p></td><td><p>277</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>419,016</p></td><td><p>274</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>431,178</p></td><td><p>281</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>488,158</p></td><td><p>404</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>518,862</p></td><td><p>431</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Not all temporary release failures are recorded on central administrative systems. Those that are not recorded centrally are more likely to be low-level failures including, for example, returning with unauthorised possessions. These failures are managed locally. Where failures are recorded, the central administrative system only allows for one reason to be recorded; where it is a failure to return this takes priority.</p><p> </p><p>The number of prisoners unlawfully at large (UAL) having failed to return from release on temporary licence for each financial year since 2004/05 is shown in the table below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial year</p></td><td><p>Number of prisoners who remain UAL following failure to return from ROTL</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2004/05</p></td><td><p>15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005/06</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006/07</p></td><td><p>10</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007/08</p></td><td><p>4</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008/09</p></td><td><p>5</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009/10</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010/11</p></td><td><p>3</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011/12</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012/13</p></td><td><p>7</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>To provide the number of temporary release failures where the prisoner has failed to return and remains unlawfully at large prior to this date would require the manual interrogation of 1,000 temporary release records which could be done only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p>These figures have all been drawn from live administrative data systems which may be amended at any time. 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.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
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