Pollution: Hertfordshire

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 11th March 2009.

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Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many successful prosecutions have been undertaken by the Environment Agency concerning pollution in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) Dacorum in each year since 6 February 2002.

Photo of Huw Irranca-Davies Huw Irranca-Davies Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Marine and Natural Environment)

The following table indicates the number of successful prosecutions undertaken by the Environment Agency concerning pollution incidents in Hertfordshire.

This information was taken from the National Enforcement Database which is the main recording system for data on enforcement actions carried out by the Environment Agency. The database does not provide information regarding offences in individual boroughs.

Successful prosecutions
2002(1) 11
2003 9
2004 16
2005 4
2006 5
2007 30
2008 9
2009(2) 2
(1 )From 6 February.

(2) To date.

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