HC Deb 05 July 1972 vol 840 cc549-50
42. Miss Fookes

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will seek powers to control fly dumping, by compelling the owners of vehicles to identify the drivers of the said vehicles.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Further action to prevent irresponsible dumping of wastes will be taken if existing powers prove inadequate.

Miss Fookes

I remind my hon. Friend that the Greater London Council already regards this as such a problem that it has included an appropriate Clause in a Private Bill. Will my hon. Friend therefore take swift action?

Mr. Griffiths

If there is a Clause in a Private Bill, it will be for the House to decide what should happen to it.