Litter

Justice written question – answered on 9th July 2014.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice

(1) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice, for failure to produce waste documents in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each area in each such year;

(2) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice, for depositing litter in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each area in each such year;

(3) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice, for failure to remove dog faeces, in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each area in each such year;

(4) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice, for smoking in a smoke-free place, in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each area in each such year;

(5) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice, for fly posting, in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each area in each such year;

(6) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice, for unauthorised distribution of printed matter, in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each area in each such year;

(7) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice, for failure to comply with a waste receptacles notice, in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each area in each such year;

(8) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice, for failure to produce authority to transport waste, in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each area in each such year;

(9) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice for failure to comply with a street litter clearing notice, in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each area in each such year;

(10) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice for graffiti, in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each local authority area in each such year;

(11) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice for repairing vehicles on the road, in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each local authority area in each such year;

(12) how many people were found guilty in a magistrates' court, consequent upon non-payment or contesting of a fixed penalty notice for abandonment of a vehicle, in each local authority area in each of the last three years; and what the total value was of fines levied for such offences in each local authority area in each such year.

Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Justice

Information held centrally by the Ministry of Justice on the Court Proceedings Database does not include the circumstances behind each case beyond the description provided in the statute. It is not possible to separately identify from this centrally held information whether a fixed penalty notice was contested or whether it was not paid and proceedings for non payment commenced.

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Peter Silverman
Posted on 11 Jul 2014 12:17 pm (Report this annotation)

What is the point of having this litter legislation if its use is not monitored?

Peter Silverman
www.clenhighways.co.uk