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Waste Minimisation And Recycling Schemes

Volume 403: debated on Monday 10 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria will be adopted for the funding of waste minimisation and recycling schemes when changes to the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme are introduced. [98526]

[holding answer 24 February 2003]: The precise arrangements for the administration of the new public spending programme to encourage sustainable waste management, which will replace parts of the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme (LTCS), are still under development but are unlikely to include a grant scheme for which criteria would need to be drawn up. Details will be set out alongside the Government's response to the Strategy Unit Report "Waste Not Want Not", which we aim to publish in the spring.For the period prior to 1 April 2004, my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury announced on 3 February 2003,

Official Report, columns 5–7WS, that Government would provide transitional funding for waste management and recycling projects currently supported through the LTCS beyond March 2003, for

one year only, provided these projects meet the eligibility criteria included in the announcement and subject to any constraints resulting from EU state aid rules.