Clause 38 - Failure to produce authority: fixed penalty notices

Part of Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:30 pm on 20th January 2005.

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Minister of State (Environment and Agri-Environment), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 5:30 pm, 20th January 2005

I understand the hon. Lady's point, but in some of the examples she has given landowners should bear in mind that local authorities also have those powers and responsibilities. It is often the case that the Environment Agency is brought into matters where local authorities could do the work and take off some of the pressure.