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Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions his Department has had with representatives of EU institutions on the introduction of targets relating to the provisions of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive; and if he will make a statement. (248843)

BERR officials have had informal discussions with European Commission officials regarding the proposed amendments to the waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) directive. It is anticipated that the Commission's Working Group negotiations will begin during the Swedish presidency in the second half of 2009. We will be consulting with UK stakeholders in the near future on the range of proposals being presented.