§ Mrs. Ann Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many prosecutions have been brought by Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution on polluting companies since the passage of the Environmental Protection Act 1990; and what individual fines were levied in each year.
§ Mr. Trippier
The Environmental Protection Act 1990 received Royal Assent on 1 November 1990. Since then, six prosecutions have been concluded by Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution, all successfully. The fines were as follows:
£300 with £700 costs £300 with £2,100 costs £500 with £4,061 costs £800 with £6,502 costs £3,000 with £1,395 costs £7,500 with £6,140 costs