Fly-Tipping: North West

Justice written question – answered on 10th October 2011.

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Photo of Eric Ollerenshaw Eric Ollerenshaw Conservative, Lancaster and Fleetwood

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for fly-tipping in each local authority area in the North West in each of the last five years.

Photo of Crispin Blunt Crispin Blunt Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Justice) (Prisons and Probation)

The number of defendants proceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for fly-tipping offences in the North West region from 2006 to 2010 (latest available) is given in Table 1 as follows.

A penalty notice for disorder (PND) may be issued for offences of depositing and leaving litter. Information on the number of PNDs issued for these offences in the North West Region from 2006 to 2010 is given in Table 2.

Centrally held court proceedings and PND data are not available at local authority area level. Data are given in the table for the North West region broken down by police force area.

Court proceedings and PND data for 2011 are planned for publication in the spring 2012.

Table 1: Number of defendants p roceeded against at magistrates courts and found guilty at all courts for fly-tipping offences (1) , by police force area, North West region, 2006 - 10 (2, 3)
  2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
North West region Proceeded against Found guilty Proceeded against Found guilty Proceeded against Found guilty Proceeded against Found guilty Proceeded against Found guilty
Cheshire police force area 16 11 16 14 34 27 23 17 11 9
Cumbria police force area 6 5 9 9 16 16 14 11 7 2
Greater Manchester police force area 164 106 209 153 127 98 57 47 87 75
Lancashire police force area 56 40 102 60 81 59 75 57 51 39
Merseyside police force area 13 12 30 27 46 39 40 21 44 30
Total 255 174 366 263 304 239 209 153 200 155
(1) Includes offences under the following statutes: Environmental Protection Act 1990, s.33(6)(8)(9), 34 and 59; Control of Pollution Act (Amendment) Act 1989, s.1; Refuse Disposal (Amenity) Act 1978. (2) The figures given in the table on court proceedings relate to persons for whom these offences were the principal offences for which they were dealt with. When a defendant has been found guilty of two or more offences it is the offence for which the heaviest penalty is imposed. Where the same disposal is imposed for two or more offences, the offence selected is the offence for which the statutory maximum penalty is the most severe. (3) Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the courts and police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used. Source: Justice Statistics Analytical Services—Ministry of Justice.
Table 2: Number of penalty notices for disorder issued to persons aged 16 and over for offences of depositing and leaving litter, by police force area, North West region, 2006 - 10 (1)
North West region 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
Cheshire police force area 8 4 1 3 1
Cumbria police force area 18 9 13 7
Greater Manchester police force area 18 43 50 61 51
Lancashire police force area 61 33 39 19 12
Merseyside police force area 134 96 97 111 138
Total 221 194 196 207 209
(1 )Every effort is made to ensure that the figures presented are accurate and complete. However, it is important to note that these data have been extracted from large administrative data systems generated by the police forces. As a consequence, care should be taken to ensure data collection processes and their inevitable limitations are taken into account when those data are used.

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