To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on progress made so far by the advisory group on recycling.
[holding answer 23 May 1990]: The recycling advisory group has met three times. Its latest meeting. held on 26 March, considered the reports of individual subject-specific working parties. These reports have now been revised to take account of the main group's comments, and the views and recommendations they contain will be taken into account in preparing the forthcoming White Paper on the environment.
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if his Department has conducted a survey into the markets for (a) humus, (b) glass, (c) paper, (d) plastics, (e) metals, both ferrous and non-ferrous, and (f) other materials reclaimed from the domestic waste stream; and if he will make a statement.
[holding answer 23 May 1990]: Working parties covering these and other materials were set up by the recycling advisory group. They considered market and other factors influencing recycling rates. The working parties' reports will be taken into account in preparing the forthcoming White Paper on the environment.