HC Deb 27 November 2003 vol 415 cc378-9W
Mr. Wiggin

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total cost to landowners of clearing their land of waste that has been fly-tipped was in each of the last five years; how many convictions for fly-tipping have been secured by the Environment Agency; and what the total amount of fines paid arising from these convictions was. [142590]

Mr. Morley

No national data is available on the cost to landowners of clearing illegally dumped waste on private land.

The Environment Agency has kept separate data on fly-tipping prosecutions since the beginning of calendar year 2002. Before the time, fly-tipping was not distinguished on their database from other Environmental Protection Act (1990)

  • s.3 and 34 offences.
  • 2002 (Calendar Year)
  • Number of prosecutions—252
  • Fines—£228,620
  • 2003 (to end of October)
  • Number of prosecutions—210
  • Fines—£225,702
  • Grand Totals (1 January 20 02–31 October 2003)
  • Number of prosecutions—462
  • Fines—£454,322

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