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Floods: Landfill Tax

Volume 464: debated on Wednesday 10 October 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of the increase in landfill tax in Hull, following recent flooding in the area and the need to dispose of damaged items; and if he will make a statement. (156543)

Landfill tax provides an important incentive for local authorities to achieve more sustainable waste management.

Hull has estimated that a relatively small increase in municipal waste arisings will occur, because of the flooding. This is within the normal range of variations in annual waste arisings. It should not have a long-term or significant impact on waste management costs.

DEFRA has not assessed specifically the increase in landfill tax in Hull following the flooding in the area.