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Each year a number of fines are administratively cancelled in accordance with strict cancellation criteria including reasons such as the offender having died or permanently emigrated, the amount outstanding being less than £10, the offender was a limited company that has been wound up or the offender cannot be traced and the fine is over 12 months old.

Source: Hansard[1](Citation: HC Deb, 23 May 2012, c758W)