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Labour Council Group Latest Wheeze For Smokers

by | 28th, September 2007

THE Croydonian looks at London Councils Group latest wheeze to make smokers suffer. Says he:

How to hurt a business you dislike
Thames Water, perhaps?

Anyway, the London Councils Group has come up with a really well thought out wheeze – seeking an extension to the Street Litter Control Notices Order 1991, which will allow councils to levy fines (up to £2,500) on companies that do not clear up cigarette butts and the like from outside their premises.

The existing law is comparatively sensible in that it targets, for example:

a). Premises used wholly or partly for the sale of food or drink for consumption off the premises
(e) banks, building society offices or other premises with the automated teller machines located on an outside wall of the premises.

In the case of a burger joint, its litter is going to be pretty obvious, likewise an ATM receipt with Northern Rock on it, but how, pray, is one to tell a discarded fag end smoked by someone at Mega Co from one smoked by an employee at Ultra Co, or come to that a passer by with an animus against Mega Co who has chosen to make it his or her life’s work to daily decorate the company’s doorway with a collection of fag ends and ash?

The Labour Party is headquartered at 39 Victoria Street, London.


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