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Waste Management

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has for extra support to local authorities under the Local Government Financial Settlement to enable them to meet targets on recycling and waste management. (97484)

The need to meet waste targets was factored into Spending Review 2004. Overall Government grant, which includes grants for specific services, increased by £2.7 billion in 2006-07 and is set to increase by £3.1 billion in 2007-08. This includes the extra funding taking the Waste Performance and Efficiency Grant to £105 million in 2006-07 and £110 million in 2007-08. There are no plans to re-open the Local Government Finance Settlement in 2007-08.