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Scots fine defaulters to be traced through UK records

Courts are to be given new powers to help them crack down on fine defaulters.

An agreement between the Scottish government and the UK Department of Work and Pensions means court officials will have access to information to ensure fine payments can be enforced more easily.

BBC Scotland's home affairs correspondent Reevel Alderson reports.

  • 29 Apr 2013