§ 53. Mr. Dunn
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what representations he has received in response to the Government's proposals for tackling litter contained in the Environmental Protection Bill.
§ Mr. Trippier
We received over 800 representations from local authorities and other interested parties in response to the consultation on the Government's proposals for litter legislation. These were considered in drawing up the provisions contained in the Environmental Protection Bill. In general, we receive a great deal of correspondence about litter demonstrating the high level of national concern about the problem.
§ 62. Mr. Hannam
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what current steps he is taking to ensure that local authorities keep the streets free from litter.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer my hon. Friend the Minister for the Environment and Countryside gave on 4 December to my hon. Friend the Member for Waveney (Mr. Porter),Official Report, column 44. As my hon. Friend will be aware, those proposals are now contained in the Environmental Protection Bill currently under consideration by Standing Committee H. Additionally, a draft code of practice will be published shortly for consultation with local authorities and other interested parties.