§ 44. Mr. Prentice
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what proportion of local authorities are making active use of their powers under the Litter Act, 1958; and whether he will circulate local authorities urging a wider use of these powers.
§ 56. Mr. Leavey
asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government and Minister for Welsh Affairs what further steps he proposes to take to support local authorities and others in the enforcement of the Litter Act and to attract greater public support for the objectives of the Act.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
The statistics of prosecutions under the Act kept by my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary do not distinguish those initiated by local authorities. I have drawn the attention of local authorities to their power to institute proceedings. I hope that they, and others, will do so wherever necessary. The winning of public support for the objectives of the Litter Act requires a sustained campaign of persuasion and education by all possible means. The Government will not only continue to play their part in this, but will do all they can to help and stimulate the many other agencies at work.