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Local Authorities: Fixed Penalty Notices

Volume 718: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers local authorities have been given since May 2005 which increase their ability to levy fixed penalty notices. [HL2662]

The Government do not hold a central register of the fixed penalty notices introduced by their various departments. They are responsible for legislative proposals affecting local government in those policy areas for which they have responsibility.

Since May 2005, my department has provided local authorities with powers to issue fixed penalty notices in the following areas: breach of duties in relation to the provision of home information packs under Part 5 of the Housing Act 2004; and breach of duty in relation to energy performance certificates, display energy certificates or air conditioning inspections or reports under Regulations 40 and 43 of the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007.