§ Mr. Alton
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he intends to implement section 4 of the Litter Act 1983 and those parts of schedule 2 to the Litter Act 1983 specified in section 13(2) of the Act, and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Waldegrave
There are no plans at present to bring into force section 4 of the Litter Act 1983 which requires local authorities to prepare litter abatement plans. However, I hope shortly to review the financial implications of implementation of this provision which was previously deferred on public expenditure grounds. Those parts of schedule 2 of the Litter Act 1983 specified in section 13(2) will then be repealed.