Local councils last year had total revenue of €5.79 million from fines imposed for traffic contraventions, figures given in Parliament show.The biggest beneficiary was St Julians council, which had an income of €550,863.

Sliema Council had an income of €438,873, Valletta council, €363,009 and St Paul's Bay at €355,631. The councils of Birkirkara, Qormi, Floriana and Hamrun all made over €200,000 from this source.

Marsa brought up the end of the scale with an income of just €442

The information was given by the Prime Minister in reply to a parliamentary question by Chris Agius (MLP).

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