Clause 61 - Power to require name and address

Part of Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill – in a Public Bill Committee am 4:30 pm ar 25 Ionawr 2005.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Ceidwadwyr, Ribble Valley 4:30, 25 Ionawr 2005

It is £1,000 is it? That is quite a lot of money. The hon. Gentleman said earlier that one of the reasons why a fine is included is that it acts as a deterrent. That is quite right. If people know that if they do not give their name and address, or give a false name and address and are caught, they are liable to a fine of £1,000, it will act as a deterrent because that is a lot of money for the vast majority of people in this country. I hope that the Minister can give me an assurance that there are guidelines for officers when asking for names and addresses, and that they let the people from whom they are seeking the information know that there is a hefty fine and that they must give the information requested or pay £1,000.