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Waste Disposal

Volume 929: debated on Monday 4 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he remains satisfied with the adequacy of the present legislation for the protection of the environment, particularly regarding the tipping and burning of rubbish especially at night, in the light of the practice at a site at Hamlet Hill, Roydon.

Adequate powers are available under the site licensing provisions of the Control of Pollution Act 1974, which allow waste disposal authorities to prohibit the deposit of controlled waste where this is necessary to protect the environment, and under the Public Health Act 1936.I am writing to my hon. Friend about the site to which he refers.