HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 cc216-7W
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 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.