§ 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. 
§ 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
- 2003 (to end of October)
- Number of prosecutions—210
- Grand Totals (1 January 20 02–31 October 2003)
- Number of prosecutions—462