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Departments: Electronic Equipment

Volume 457: debated on Thursday 8 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many items of electrical equipment were discarded by his Department in each year since 2001; and what percentage of those were recycled. (126017)

The Department of Trade and Industry did not maintain records of discarded electrical items until 2 January 2007. Since that date we have not discarded any electrical items.

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what guidance his Department has issued to other departments on the disposal of electrical equipment. (126019)

The Department of Trade and Industry published Guidance Notes on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations on 28 February 2007. These include information for users of electrical equipment on options available for the disposal of WEEE once the WEEE Regulations come into full effect on 1 July 2007.