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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-07191: Colin Smyth (South Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 13 February 2017

To ask the Scottish Government what support it gives to local authorities to enforce legislation on roadside littering.

Answered by: Roseanna Cunningham 1 March 2017

We are committed to working with local authorities, and our partners within the justice system, to strengthen the deterrent effect of legislation.

Local authorities have power to issue fixed penalties to people they catch littering, and we have already increased the level of the financial penalty from £50 to £80.

As we develop our Circular Economy and Zero Waste Bill, we will engage with local authorities and others about removing barriers to enforcement for littering from vehicles.