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Fly Tipping

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many incidents of fly tipping in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire were reported in each of the last five years; and how many people were prosecuted in each year for such offences. (233847)

The number of fly-tipping incidents and enforcement actions taken are recorded at local authority level. DEFRA does not hold specific figures for the town of Hemel Hempstead.

The total figures recorded by the 10 district and borough councils within Hertfordshire for the four years for which data are available are as follows:

Incidents

Prosecutions

2004-05

15,463

36

2005-06

13,344

18

2006-07

12,422

14

2007-08

15,478

17

Prosecution is one of a range of enforcement actions which may be taken by a local authority, including warning letters, serving of statutory notices, fixed penalty notices and formal cautions.