Environmental Crime: Fly-tipping, Fly-posting, Litter, Graffiti and Noise
HCP 445, 9th Report of session 2003-04
- Great Britain Parliament House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee
- TSO (The Stationery Office)
The report examines the work of central and local government agencies and departments in the fight against environmental crime. The Committee applauds DEFRA for its consultations on fly-tipping. It is important that the person who is prosecuted for fly-tipping should not be the householder, if someone else is responsible for the actual fly-tipping.
Special attention must be paid to the illegal dumping of construction, excavation and demotion wastes. The Environment Agency must be given appropriate levels of funding and appropriate powers.
For example, local authorities and the Agency do not have computerised access to the records of the Driving and Vehicle Licensing Agency but have to obtain this information by post.
The law should facilitate the investigation and prosecution of companies which pay for illegal advertising in the form of fly-posting, and maximum sentences for fly-posting should be raised further.
Local authorities should ensure that best practice is always followed when dealing with litter and graffiti, and should liaise with local businesses which are known sources of litter.
Every local authority should ensure that data on noise nuisance is regularly compiled and sent to DEFRA or the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health; this will aid policy makers.
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