Means testing for fines

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Dear Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service,

Section 82(3) –(4) of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980

1, How many fines where issued to defandants in 2014
2, how many where means tested to see if they could afford the fine,

Yours faithfully,

Darren clarke

Barbuti, Giovanni, Her Majesty's Courts and Tribunals Service

Dear Mr Clarke,

 

Thank you for your email of 23 December 2014, in which you ask for the
following information from the Ministry of Justice:

 

Dear Her Majesty’s Courts and the Tribunals Service,

Section 82(3) –(4) of the Magistrates' Courts Act 1980

1, How many fines where issued to defandants in 2014 2, how many where
means tested to see if they could afford the fine,
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Giovanni Barbuti
Criminal Justice System Statistics
Justice Statistics Analytical Services
Ministry of Justice
[email address]

 

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Dear Mr Clarke,

 

In answer to your Freedom of Information request of 23 December 2014 to
the Ministry of Justice, please find the attached reply.

 

 

Regards

 

Giovanni Barbuti
Criminal Justice System Statistics
Justice Statistics Analytical Services
Ministry of Justice
[email address]

 

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