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Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 1498, tabled on 8 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what recent discussions he has had with groups campaigning for the appointment of a Minister for Litter; and if he will make it his policy to appoint such a minister in his Department.

Answered on

12 June 2015

The Government's policy on tackling litter is led by the Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs though the Department for Communities and Local Government did provide joint written and oral evidence with DEFRA to the CLG Select Committee inquiry on litter and fly-tipping earlier this year.

There have been no recent discussions with groups campaigning for the appointment of a Minister for Litter and there is no current intention to appoint such a Minister in this Department. DCLG ministers will of course remain strongly interested in this matter as it can be a significant issue for local residents.