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Debt Collection

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 107727, tabled on 13 October 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what the collection rates were for warrants of control by HM Courts and Tribunals Service on Warrants of Control for each year since 2008.

Answered on

18 October 2017

HMCTS currently has a contract with a number of Approved Enforcement Agencies (AEAs) for the execution of criminal warrants and orders and this includes the warrants of control. The table below is the information recorded for the current contract which commenced in December 2009. This data is restricted to warrants of control relating to criminal cases only. These warrants are normally issued when all other sanctions have failed and AEAs are only paid on successful execution. All returned warrants are reviewed to consider alternative method of enforcement. The contract measure is for the number of warrants fully paid within 180 days of issue, shown in column three. Other payments will be made outside the 180 days but we do not have performance data on them.

Approved Enforcement Agency Contract -Warrants of Control

Issued

Number Fully Paid

Executed

Total Cash received per annum

in 180 days

2009/10

553,726

92,906

18.67%

£21,436,700

2010/11

564,116

101,303

19.63%

£22,642,734

2011/12

652,427

138,036

23.59%

£30,480,254

2012/13

675,431

131,215

22.37%

£31,143,255

2013/14

647,642

125,020

23.10%

£38,893,841

2014/15

736,663

149,437

24.98%

£47,816,967

2015/16

598,224

127,578

26.26%

£44,207,156

2016/17

590,649

133,850

26.68%

£55,003,836

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