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Criminal proceedings regarding TV Licence evasion: FOI release

Published: 15 May 2019

Information request and response under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

Published:
15 May 2019
Criminal proceedings regarding TV Licence evasion: FOI release
FOI reference: FOI/201900001045
Date received: 3 Apr 2019
Date responded: 24 Apr 2019
Information requested

Information relating to criminal proceedings regarding TV Licence evasion

Response

The answer to your question is provided in the attached excel workbook.

In the UK the non-payment of the licence fee is a criminal offence. The television licence fee and whether or not evasion of it is a criminal offence is a matter reserved to the UK Government. The prosecutorial function is, however, devolved and in Scotland we have placed a greater emphasis on alternatives to prosecution.
Further information on types of non-court disposals is available in the 'Criminal Proceedings in Scotland, 2017-18' publication which can be viewed via the undernoted link. If you do not have access to the internet then please let me know and we can provide a printed copy for you.
https://www.gov.scot/publications/criminal-proceedings-scotland-2017-18/

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