(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:
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.