Skip to main content

Waste Management

Volume 483: debated on Tuesday 18 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what dates his Department's Waste Incentives Project Board has met to date; and what the membership of the Board is. (235132)

The Waste Incentive Project Board has met on the following dates:

19 December 2007

17 January 2008

29 February 2008

23 April 2008

27 June 2008

14 August 2008

17 October 2008.

The board is comprised of DEFRA officials and representatives of the Local Government Association, Waste and Resources Action Programme, Department of Communities and Local Government, HM Treasury and Cabinet Office.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the relationship there will be between regional waste strategy boards if established and joint waste authorities. (235145)

Regional waste strategy boards are not created under legislation. There is no statutory relationship between them and joint waste authorities. It is anticipated that joint waste authorities will work constructively with regional waste strategy boards, should boards be established.