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Council for the Protection of Rural England

Volume 493: debated on Friday 12 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Council for the Protection of Rural England on its Keep Britain Tidy Day initiative; and if he will make a statement. (278290)

In April 2008 the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) launched their three-year, anti-litter and fly tipping campaign in England's countryside—‘Stop The Drop’. The Government welcome this contribution to raising awareness of litter issues. CPRE has worked closely with DEFRA's grant-aided delivery partner, Keep Britain Tidy, to help expand its activities and collaborate on the Big Tidy Up campaign encouraging communities and individuals to get involved, and take an interest, in improving their neighbourhood.

CPRE officials have met DEFRA Ministers and officials on several occasions in the last few months.