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Domestic: Waste Disposal

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 13 October 2008, Official Report, column 923W, (Mrs. Lait) on domestic waste: waste disposal, how much funding has been given to each local authority from the Behaviour Change Local Fund; and on what date each payment was made. (245917)

In response to a previous question from the hon. Gentleman, the hon. Member for Lewisham, Deptford (Joan Ruddock) arranged for a list of local authorities awarded funding to be placed in the House Library on 14 January 2008, as the list was quite lengthy. The position is unchanged as the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has not made any further payments since January 2008 from the Behaviour Change Local Fund.

In respect of the timing of such payments, the requested data concerns the detailed operational activities of WRAP and is not therefore held by DEFRA. I understand that the chief executive of WRAP has offered to meet the hon. Gentleman to discuss any issues of concern to him and I would encourage him to take up that offer.

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham (Mrs. Lait) of 13 October 2008, Official Report, column 923W, on domestic waste: waste disposal, whether monies from the Behaviour Change Local Fund have been used to provide information about the case for alternate weekly collections. (245918)

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 22 July 2008, Official Report, column 1010W, on domestic waste: waste disposal, what the (a) title and (b) date of publication of each item of guidance issued to local authorities on the use of fixed penalty notices in relation to household waste is. (245929)

The titles and publication dates of the items of guidance requested are as follows:

“Fixed Penalty Notices—Guidance on the Fixed Penalty Notice Provisions of the Environmental Protection Act 1990, the Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005 and other legislation” published in November 2006:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/localenv/legislation/cnea/fixedpenaltynotices.pdf

“Local environmental enforcement—Guidance on the use of fixed penalty notices” published in March 2007:

http://www.defra.gov.uk/environment/localenv/legislation/cnea/fixed-penalty-guidance.pdf