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Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on her policy to combat fly-tipping. [120205]

The Government are committed to dealing with the serious and growing problem of fly-tipping.The Anti-social Behaviour Bill, currently before Parliament, includes measures that will help the Environment Agency and local authorities to trace and prosecute those responsible for fly-tipping.The Government are also considering other measures, details of which will be published later in 2003 and brought forward at the next legislative opportunity.