Thursday, 11 February 2021

Questions (241)

Brian Stanley

Question:

241. Deputy Brian Stanley asked the Minister for Justice when legislation will be brought forward by her Department to deal with the difficulties being encountered by local authorities that need to erect CCTV cameras in locations in which illegal dumping is taking place. [7708/21]

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Written answers (Question to Justice)

The Deputy will be aware that problem of illegal dumping is addressed in the provisions of the Litter Pollution Act 1997 and the Waster Management Act 1996. Both of these Acts are the responsibility of my colleague, the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment. I understand that the Data Protection Commissioner has written to that Minister about the use of surveillance to enforce these legislative provisions. Queries regarding the use of CCTV and illegal dumping are therefore more appropriate to the Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment.