Environment Agency: Enforcement Action

Part of Delegated Legislation – in the House of Commons at 8:29 pm on 14th May 2018.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham 8:29 pm, 14th May 2018

The Minister says that the Environment Agency is the main enforcement body, so why in the last few years has it not investigated the clear breaches we have asked about in parliamentary questions? For example, there have been a number of fires at waste transfer stations, which are clearly designed to avoid landfill tax and are linked to tax fraud. Why have the Environment Agency and HMRC not looked in detail at any of those?