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Fly Tipping: West Sussex

Volume 460: debated on Thursday 17 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many incidents of fly-tipping were reported in West Sussex in (a) 1997 and (b) each of the last four years for which figures are available; and what the estimated cost was of dealing with such incidents; (136755)

(2) how many (a) prosecutions and (b) successful prosecutions there were in West Sussex for fly-tipping in (i) 1997 and (ii) each of the last four years for which figures are available.

Flycapture, the national fly-tipping database, was set up in 2004 by Defra, the Environment Agency and the Local Government Association to record the number of fly-tipping incidents dealt with by the Environment Agency and local authorities. Data are, therefore, only available from April 2004 onwards and are as follows:

2004-05

2005-06

Total number of incidents in West Sussex

5,228

6,471

Estimated clearance costs (£)

263,414.02

305,963.88

Number of prosecutions taken to court

1

0

Number of successful prosecutions

1

0

Data for 2006-07 are not yet available but will be published in the summer.