Transport written question – answered on 25th March 2013.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the litter code of practice specifies response times for each grade of litter.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport

The code of practice on litter and refuse does not give specific response times by grade of litter other than where acceptable standards have not been met. Part 1, section 9 sets down that,

“As a last resort, if acceptable standards of litter and refuse are not met, response times have been set for each of the four categories by which land must be returned to an acceptable standard.”

The times that have been set are:

High intensity of use Medium intensity of use Low intensity of use Special circumstances
Half a day This means by 6 pm if reported before 1 pm or by 1 pm the next duty day if reported between 1 pm and 6 pm on the previous day One day This means by 6 pm the following evening 14 days 28 days or as soon as reasonably practicable

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Peter Silverman
Posted on 27 Mar 2013 9:11 am (Report this annotation)

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