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Sustainable Waste

Volume 409: debated on Friday 18 July 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the local authority support nerve centre and funding teams initiated to help local authorities deliver sustainable waste management will provide regular reports on their activities and progress. [125940]

Both the Defra local authority support and local authority funding workstreams will be required to provide regular reports to the Waste Implementation Steering Group via the Programme Director. In addition, progress will be reported to the Defra management board via the Senior Responsible Officer for the programme, also within Defra.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the appointment process for the local authority support nerve centre and funding teams initiated to help local authorities deliver sustainable waste management; and what the (a) names and (b) relevant experience are of those who have been appointed. [125953]

Both the local authority support and local authority funding teams are being appointed following a detailed skills assessment, in accordance normal recruitment procedures for Defra staff.