§ Mr. Cordle
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether local authorities have been removing abandoned cars, as they are obliged to do under Section 20(1) of the Civic Amenities Act 1967; how often the Minister has exercised his powers under Section 20(6) to force a local authority to discharge its duty in that respect; and how many prosecutions have been brought under Section 19 for the unauthorised dumping of motor cars.
§ Mr. Graham Page
In answer to the first part of the Question, generally, yes. No need has yet arisen for the exercise of the powers under Section 20(6) of the Civic Amenities Act 1967. No separate figures relating to motor cars are available but there have been 1,060 prosecutions from the commencement of the Act to 31st March 1972 relating to the dumping of motor vehicles or parts of motor vehicles.