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Volume 175: debated on Thursday 28 June 1990

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To ask the Prime Minister when she intends to implement her policy to introduce a £1,000 fine for dropping litter.

The maximum fine for dropping and leaving litter will be raised from its present maximum of £400 to £1,000 later this year, two months after Royal Assent of the Environmental Protection Bill. At the same time local authorities will be empowered to introduce schemes involving fixed penalties of £10.