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Closed petition Increase penalties, enforcement and education to tackle littering & fly tipping

Consider methods to address the national problems of casual littering and organised fly-tipping that are creating a significant financial and environmental burden on the UK. Consider increased enforcement, punitive measures, and educational approaches to minimise the problem.

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Fly tipping and casual littering has blighted both urban and rural areas of the UK for many years and the problem has now reached epidemic proportions nationally. It is evident that beaches, and other beauty spots, visited by tourists are being subjected to excessive levels of littering and ecological damage. This should be a matter of shame for the UK when countries, such as Germany, and many others, have tackled it very successfully. It is time that the UK Government took action as well.

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Fly-tipping debated by MPs

MPs held a debate on fly-tipping on Tuesday 6 February in Westminster Hall. The debate was led by Sarah Jones MP.

Robbie Moore MP, the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, responded to the debate on behalf of the Government.

What is a Westminster Hall debate?

Westminster Hall is the second chamber of the House of Commons. Westminster Hall debates give MPs an opportunity to raise local and national issues and receive a response from a government minister. Westminster Hall debates are general debates that do not end in a vote.

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