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Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 22nd April 2021.

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Photo of Mark Pawsey Mark Pawsey Conservative, Rugby

What steps his Department is taking to support local authorities in tackling (a) littering and (b) fly-tipping.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

In recent years, we have bolstered local authorities’ powers to tackle litter and fly-tipping. We have increased and introduced new penalties for littering and fly-tipping and given councils the power to stop and seize vehicles of suspected fly-tippers. We also continue to campaign to raise awareness of the impacts of littering to support behaviour change and we are providing funding of just under a million pounds to help 44 local authorities purchase new litter bins.

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