HC Deb 20 February 1968 vol 759 cc47-8W
3. Mr. Longden

asked the Minister of Housing and Local Government whether he is satisfied that the laws relating to the dumping of derelict cars and other jettisoned junk are now adequate to deal with offenders and as to the extent to which the methods of preventing and curing these offences are being utilised by local authorities; and if he will make a statement on this potential menace to road safety and rural amenity.

Mr. Skeffington

The Civic Amenities Act, 1967 provides for severe penalties for dumping unwanted vehicles and other rubbish and gives local authorities wide powers to arrange for removal and disposal, and to provide dumping sites. These provisions are complementary but the powers relating to abandoned vehicles did not become available to local authori- ties until 27th January this year, and they do not come under a duty to exercise them or to provide refuse dumps until next July.