HC Deb 29 April 1929 vol 227 cc1299-300W

asked the Home Secretary how many municipalities in London and in the provinces, respectively, have adopted bye-laws providing penalties for throwing away litter in the streets and public places; and how many of these authorities have attempted to enforce these bye-laws?


The number of boroughs which have adopted the model form of bye-law on the subject of litter under the powers of the Municipal Corporations Act is 137. It has also been adopted by the London County Council for the whole of London. I regret that I cannot without a lengthy inquiry give the number of boroughs in which other forms of bye-law have been adopted, nor have I any record of bye-laws adopted under Acts not administered by my Department, for example, bye-laws in regard to parks. I am afraid also that I cannot answer the last part of the question, as the municipal authorities are not subject to any supervision or control from the Home Office in the matter of the enforcement of the bye-law.