§ Mr. Gareth Wardell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the names of the officers appointed by each local authority in England with responsibility for issuing £10 fixed penalty fines for dropping litter under the terms of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 and the number of such notices issued since 13 February.
§ Mr. Baldry
This information is not held by my Department. However, I understand that a number of local authorities, including Bath, Darlington, Chorley and Warrington councils, have made use of the power under section 88 of the Act and have adopted the fixed penalty scheme in their areas.