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Environment Protection: Day Care

Volume 486: debated on Monday 19 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what environmental protection legislation governs daycare centres which offer educational training for people with learning disabilities; and if he will make a statement. (246321)

The types of centres described are subject to the same environmental protection legislation that applies to businesses generally. The activities carried out by a business will determine which legislation applies in particular to the business and its activities.

Examples of legislation which could particularly affect these types of centres are the waste management legislation set out in Part 2 of the Environmental Protection Act and the Environmental Permitting Regulations 2007. A further example is the statutory nuisance legislation set out in Part 3 of the Environmental Protection Act which addresses any activities prejudicial to health or a nuisance: for example, emissions of smoke, fumes, light and noise. A full list of the environmental protection legislation that applies to businesses can be found on the Environment Agency's NetRegs website:

www.netregs.gov.uk