§ Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted in each year between 1958 and 1979, respectively, under the Litter Acts 1958 and 1971 for depositing litter from a vehicle; how many and what percentage of such persons have been convicted; and what penalties have been imposed.
§ Mr. Brittan
The information collected centrally does not distinguish the circumstances of offences under the Litter Acts. The information available relates to all offences under these Acts and is published annually in the "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales"(Table 1 (a) (iii) of the volume for 1978 Cmnd. 7670). For additional information on the number of convictions in the years 1964 to 1974, I refer the hon. Member to the reply I gave to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Argyll (Mr. MacKay) on 2 June 1980.—[Vol. 985, c. 519.]