§ Mr. Colin Shepherd
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the progress of his measures to improve the tidiness of Britain.
§ Mr. Baldry
The message that is being received by my Department is that local authorities are responding positively to the new duty to keep their land clear of litter and to the other measures incorporated in part IV of the Environmental Protection Act 1990. I am sure that this is having a positive impact on the cleanliness of streets, parks and other places.