§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for litter offences in each of the last four years nationally and in Durham City constituency.
§ Mr. John Patten
The information requested is in the table. Such information for England and Wales only is published annually in volume 1 of the "Criminal Statistics, England and Wales, Supplementary Tables", copies of which can be found in the Library. Information for 1988 is not yet available.
England and Wales Durham1 Total proceeded against Total found guilty Total proceeded against Total found guilty 1984 1,552 1,427 3 3 1985 1,510 1,389 3 3 1986 1,600 1,425 9 9 1987 1,888 1,694 5 4 1 Data are not collected centrally for the City of Durham alone but for the whole of the Durham petty sessional division.