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WEEE Directive

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Government will publish the results of its consultation on the recent waste electrical and electronic equipment directive. (101459)

A summary of responses together with the Government's response to the latest consultation on the implementation of the waste electrical and electronic equipment directive will be published in early December.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions have taken place with the Local Government Association on the implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive; what guidance is being issued; what resources are to be allocated; and if he will make a statement. (101901)

Since the Review of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive was announced in December 2005, the LGA has been consulted about the Government's implementation proposals on both an informal and formal basis. This summer, as part of the final consultation on the draft implementing regulations for the WEEE Directive, draft guidance was published. This is to be further revised in the light of consultation feedback. DTI will continue to work with local government representatives to ensure the successful implementation of the WEEE Directive in the UK.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate his Department has made of the likely costs associated with recycling televisions and monitors containing cathode ray tubes following the introduction of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive. (103250)

Estimates of the costs of collecting, treating and recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment appeared in the partial regulatory impact assessment published as part of the consultation on draft WEEE regulations which ended on October 17. A final regulatory impact assessment will accompany the WEEE regulations when they are laid before the House in early December.