Fly-tipping and Illegal Dumping — [SIR MARK HENDRICK in the Chair]

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 2:30 pm on 24th May 2022.

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Photo of Saqib Bhatti Saqib Bhatti Conservative, Meriden 2:30 pm, 24th May 2022

I thank the hon. Member for that intervention, and I hope she will be pleasantly surprised as I progress through my speech.

We can all agree that we ought to be able to enjoy wherever it is we call home without the scourge of fly-tipping scarring our landscape. In 2021 alone, there were more than 1.1 million fly-tipping incidents in England, which is more than 129 a minute and a 16% increase on the year before. This is a crime that feeds antisocial behaviour and can lead to serious environmental and public health damage, especially when something such as medical waste is dumped.