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Toxic Waste

Volume 87: debated on Monday 18 November 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales whether his Department has issued any general guidance to district councils in Wales concerning procedures relating to the disposal of toxic waste; and whether he has received any representations recently concerning such procedures.

Guidance to district councils explaining the controls introduced by the Control of Pollution (Special Waste) Regulations 1980 was issued to local authorities in the form of Welsh Office circular 8/81, a copy of which is in the Library of the House. Representations from local authorities, trade and industry have been under consideration by a joint review committee. A statement will be made shortly by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Environment.