§ 78. Mr. Prentice
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs how many prosecutions have been made by local authorities under the Litter Act, 1958.
§ Mr. Bevins
There have been a number of prosecutions under the Litter Act, but my right hon. Friend is unable to say without inquiry from all local authorities how many were undertaken by them.
§ 84. Mr. Dodds
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what information he possesses of prosecutions under 28W the Litter Act; if he is satisfied that local authorities are playing their part in providing litter bins for use by the public who desire to co-operate; and if he will make a statement indicating the effect that the Litter Act is having.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
Particulars of prosecutions in Magistrates' Courts in England and Wales, including those under the Litter Act, are sent to my right hon. Friend, the Home Secretary, and he has agreed to make them available to me when the next Annual Return of Criminal Statistics is being prepared. In the meantime, the local and national Press give many reports of prosecutions under the Act. Some local authorities have increased the provision of litter bins recently, and others are considering doing so. But many authorities could do more, and I am about to suggest to them that they should pay special attention to the provision and clearing of bins.
In general, though much remains to be done I am not at all disappointed in the reaction of the public to the anti-litter campaign since the passing of the Act.