MP backs smoking litter legislation
13 May 2011
A loophole in the law that could dramatically reduce the amount of cigarette litter on our streets is set to be debated in Parliament.
Keep Britain Tidy has suggested for a small amendment to be made to the Localism Bill that will extend Street Litter Control Notices to more premises.
If successful, this could mean that offices would be fined if smoking related litter is not cleared from the front of the building.
The amendment has been supported by Gordon Henderson MP for Sittingbourne & Sheppey, who has tabled the amendment on Keep Britain Tidy’s behalf.
Kevin Williams, Public Affairs Manager at Keep Britain Tidy said: “This is an opportunity to make a small change to the existing law that would reduce the smoking litter problem in our communities as well as the cost of tackling the problem.”
Gordon Henderson MP