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Fly Tipping: Fixed Penalties

Volume 504: debated on Thursday 21 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the flycapture fixed penalty notice dataset for each local authority for 2008-09; (311485)

(2) what proportion of local authorities provide flycapture fixed penalty notice data for waste receptacle offences to his Department.

DEFRA collects information from local authorities, on fixed penalty notices for a range of environmental offences, including litter, graffiti, abandoned vehicles and waste receptacles. These are published on the DEFRA website:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/quality/local/legislation/fpn/index.htm

The most recent complete year is 2006-07—the first year many of the FPNs came into being. The return indicates that 43 out of 354 English local authorities (12 per cent.) issued a total of 988 fixed penalty notices for waste receptacle offences.

Figures for 2007-08 and 2008-09 are being collected from local authorities and these will be published on the DEFRA website shortly.