Clause 38 - Failure to produce authority: fixed penalty notices

Part of Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:15 pm on 20th January 2005.

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Photo of Ms Sue Doughty Ms Sue Doughty Shadow Minister (the Environment), Environment, Food & Rural Affairs 5:15 pm, 20th January 2005

In general, I am a great supporter of the Environment Agency. When some people wanted its responsibilities devolved to local government I was one of those who said that its strength came from working in the way it does. However, although we know that the resources available to the agency have increased, what proportion of them is intended to go towards the detection and conviction of environmental crime and criminals?