Fly Tipping: Prosecutions

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Co-National Campaign Coordinator, Shadow Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of prosecutions for fly tipping in each year since 2015.

Photo of Therese Coffey Therese Coffey The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In 2014/15 there were 1,180 prosecutions by local authorities in England for fly-tipping offences with 97.8% of those resulting in a conviction. In 2015/16 there were 2,135 such prosecutions with a 97.9% success rate and in 2016/17 there were 1,571 prosecutions with a 98.4% success rate.

The statistics are published annually by Defra and are available here: They will be updated with figures for 2017/18 in October.

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