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Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to raise the targets on recycling for local authorities. (117981)

The Waste Strategy Review consultation document, published in February 2006, proposed higher targets for the recycling and composting of household waste to reach 40 per cent. by 2010, 45 per cent. by 2015 and 50 per cent. by 2020.

We intend to publish the revised Waste Strategy for England in the spring.