Fly-tipping: Prosecutions

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of The Earl of Shrewsbury The Earl of Shrewsbury Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the number of prosecutions for fly tipping by local authorities in each of the last five years; and what has been the success rate of any such prosecutions.

Photo of Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park The Minister of State, Department for International Development, The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State

The total number of prosecutions for fly-tipping offences by local authorities in England, as well as the proportion that were successful, over the last five years are shown in the table below.

Year

Total number of prosecutions

Number of successful prosecutions

% of successful prosecutions

2014/15

1,810

1,771

97.8%

2015/16

2,203

2,091

94.9%

2016/17

1,571

1,546

98.4%

2017/18

2,243

2,186

97.5%

2018/19

2,397

2,306

96.2%

This information is published as part of the annual Fly-tipping Statistics for England, which is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/fly-tipping-in-england

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