National Parks

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Environment – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 4th February 1987.

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Photo of Mr William Waldegrave Mr William Waldegrave , Bristol West 12:00 am, 4th February 1987

Proposals for increasing the penalties are before the House. Perhaps I could return to the first question about the Peak parks. I have seen the work of the well organised ranger service. The rangers collect tons of litter at the end of each week in the summer. This is a most appalling phenomenon. The penalties for causing litter are quite high, but the difficulty lies in getting the local courts to impose worthwhile fines.