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Waste Management: London

Volume 694: debated on Monday 16 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Who is responsible for co-ordinating a pan-London approach to litter function under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 over the next 10 years. [HL4739]

Each local authority is responsible for its approach to litter under Part IV of the Environmental Protection Act. Local authorities can choose to work together to achieve high standards across a larger area than their own, and such an approach may be commendable, but the Act places no duty on them to do so. We support programmes such as the capital standards programme, which brings together 28 of the local authorities in London to deal with issues surrounding the local environment, including litter.