§ Mr. Kilfedder
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prosecutions there have been under the anti-litter legislation in each district council area since the legislation came into operation; what is the number that have been successful; and what was the range of fines imposed by the courts.
§ Mr. Peter Bottomley
Under article 28 of the Pollution Control and Local Government (Northern Ireland) Order 1978 it is an offence with a maximum penalty of a £400 fine for anyone, without lawful authority, to throw, dump or deposit litter in any place in the open air.
The information requested is not held centrally and is being sought from individual councils. I will write as soon as possible and will place copies of my letter in the Library.