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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 George Eustice George Eustice The Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

I know that fly-tipping is a challenge. My hon. Friend says that £400 is too low. That is an immediate on-the-spot penalty fine, which was introduced just a couple of years ago. Prior to that, local authorities had to try to bring a prosecution, but we are doing more to try to improve the traceability of waste, to strengthen the waste carrier transfer system and to digitise the notes to improve the traceability and track down the criminals behind this fly-tipping.