§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he is satisfied with the operation of the Control of Pollution Act 1974; and whether he is satisfied that the general level of fines is high enough to be effective.
§ Mr. Fox
I am satisfied both with the working of the Act generally, where it has become operational, and with the figures for maximum penalties currently in force. Some maximum penalties were further increased by the Criminal Law Act 1977.