Fly-tipping: Cambridgeshire

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of James Paice James Paice Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

(1) how many incidents of fly-tipping were reported in Cambridgeshire in each year since 2004; and what the estimated cost was of dealing with such incidents;

(2) how many (a) prosecutions and (b) successful prosecutions there were in Cambridgeshire for fly-tipping in each year since 2004; and how much has been recovered in related fines.

Photo of Ben Bradshaw Ben Bradshaw Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Local Environment, Marine and Animal Welfare)

Flycapture, the national fly-tipping database was set up in 2004 by DEFRA, the Environment Agency and the Local Government Association, to record the number of fly-tipping incidents dealt with by the Environment Agency and local authorities.

The table shows the number of incidents and prosecutions recorded by local authorities in Cambridgeshire on Flycapture:

Total number of incidents in Cambridgeshire Estimated clearance costs (£) Number of prosecutions taken to court Number of successful prosecutions
2004-05 8,037 488,523 0 0
2005-06 11,978 665,420 2 2

Data for 2006-07 are not yet available, but will be published in the summer.

Flycapture does not record details of any costs awarded to local authorities by courts following successful prosecutions.

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