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Litter (Prosecutions)

Volume 884: debated on Tuesday 21 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many prosecutions under the Litter Act 1958 have been recorded each year for the past 10 years; how many persons have been found guilty; and what was the average amount of the fines imposed.

Following are the latest available figures:

ProsecutionConvictionsAverage Fine
£
19642,9842,866Not available
19652,9142,803Not available
19662,7732,670Not available
19672,9622,851Not available
19682,4352,342Not available
19691,9251,865Not available
19701,8541,7775·20
19711,9441,8555·95
19722,3562,2757·74
19732,6722,5319·35
ProsecutionConvictionsAverage Fine
£
19642,9842,866Not available
19652,9142,803Not available
19662,7732,670Not available
19672,9622,851Not available
19682,4352,342Not available
19691,9251,865Not available
19701,8541,7775·20
19711,9441,8555·95
19722,3562,2757·74
19732,6722,5319·35
ProsecutionConvictionsAverage Fine
£
19642,9842,866Not available
19652,9142,803Not available
19662,7732,670Not available
19672,9622,851Not available
19682,4352,342Not available
19691,9251,865Not available
19701,8541,7775·20
19711,9441,8555·95
19722,3562,2757·74
19732,6722,5319·35

Notes:

(1) From 1967 onwards it has been possible to prosecute for the deliberate dumping of refuse under the Civic Amenities Act.

(2) The maximum fine was increased in 1971 by the Dangerous Litter Act.