HC Deb 02 June 1960 vol 624 cc153-4W
49. Mr. Prentice

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been initiated by the Metropolitan Police under the Litter Act, 1958.

Mr. R. A. Butler

It is the practice of the Metropolitan Police not themselves to initiate prosecutions under the Litter Act, 1958, but to report cases to the appropriate local authority, which has power to take proceedings if it thinks it proper to do so. The Litter Act came into force on 7th August, 1958, and up to the end of 1959, sixty-three persons had been proceeded against in the Metropolitan Police District.