HC Deb 13 November 1972 vol 846 cc33-4W
Mr. McCrindle

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment how many prosecutions under the Deposit of Poisonous Waste Act, 1972, have so far been brought: and what is the number of cases of dumping contrary to the Act which have not been pursued because those responsible have not been traceable.

Mr. Eldon Griffiths

Statistics relating to England and Wales for 1972 have not yet been collated and I regret that the information requested in the second part of the Question is not available. There has been a marked reduction in the number of reported dumping incidents since the passage of the Act, containing as it does severe deterrent penalties.