§ 55. Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in view of the growth of litter and rubbish on the roads and streets, he will review the working of the Anti-litter Act with a view to ensuring that effective statutory provision exists to require local authorities to clean the streets of towns and cities.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
I see no need to review anti-litter legislation at the present time. Section 22 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 already places a duty on local authorities to clean streets and public places. In addition the Government strongly support the "Keep Britain Tidy" group's efforts to prevent littering, and attaches particular importance to its education programme and "Keep Britain Tidy" system.