§ Mr. John Evans
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he has any plans to enable local authorities to take more severe action against those responsible for dropping litter.
§ Mr. Trippier
We propose to empower all district and borough councils to operate fixed penalty schemes for 217W littering, similar to that currently operated by Westminster city council. In addition, we propose to increase the maximum fine for littering in England and Wales under the Litter Act 1983 from £400 to £1,000.