Sites of Special Scientific Interest

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 28th March 2019.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Shadow Minister (Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Fisheries, Flooding and Water)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to enforcement at Sites of Special Scientific Interest, how many (a) warning letters have been issued, (b) civil sanctions have been delivered and (c) prosecutions have been carried out in each year since 2013.

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

Natural England publishes figures on the number of enforcement actions it undertakes in its annual reports, which are publicly available online. The most recent report, which covers the period from 2008-09 to 2017-18, is available at:

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/769268/enforcement-annual-report-2017-18.pdf

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