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Waste Management: Licensing

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which golf courses have been granted paragraph 19A exemptions from waste management licensing. (205611)

It has not been possible to indicate which paragraph 19 exemptions are for golf course developments. Identifying the exemptions relating to golf courses could only be achieved if a significant administrative exercise were to be undertaken by the Environment Agency. The Environment Agency currently has over 2,700 registered paragraph 19 exemptions, in addition to over 37,000 such exemptions for agricultural waste, across England and Wales.

This exemption is provided for the use of waste in ‘relevant work’, such as in the construction of recreational facilities or highway improvements. At the point of registration there is no requirement to specify what type of facility the waste will be used in.