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.
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|
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.