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Clinical Waste

Volume 175: debated on Monday 25 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he has any plans to improve security arrangements for the collection and disposal of clinical waste in England.

Collection and disposal of clinical waste is governed by the Control of Pollution Act 1974 and the related Collection and Disposal of Waste Regulations 1988 (Si 1988, No. 819).It is the responsibility of health authorities to ensure adequate arrangements are made for the safe storage, collection and disposal of clinical waste from their premises. The responsibility for collection and disposal of clinical waste from private dwellings rests with the local authority.