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Part of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs – in the House of Commons on 17th June 2021.

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Photo of Richard Fuller Richard Fuller Conservative, North East Bedfordshire

Fly-tipping is a blight on rural areas. Central Bedfordshire alone issued 400 penalty notices last year, but with the fine only being £400—frequently discounted—it is treated really as just a cost of doing business if someone gets caught, does my right hon. Friend agree that the fine is too low? What other efforts can he take to improve deterrence?