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Domestic Waste: Contracts

Volume 487: debated on Monday 9 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 24 November 2008, Official Report, column 842W, on domestic waste: contracts, if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) peer review of WR0106 and (b) the final report for WR0506. (252205)

DEFRA’s arrangements for publishing peer reviews are set out in its science handbook. This requires peer reviews to be carried out on completed, published reports in certain defined cases.

In this case, a peer review was carried out on a draft research report before its completion or publication. In accordance with standard practice, therefore, it would not be appropriate to publish it.