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Waste Disposal: Climate Change

Volume 487: debated on Tuesday 10 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the waste provisions of the Climate Change Act 2008 to be implemented; and what assessment he has made of the financial and economic effects of those provisions on (a) households and (b) businesses. (254412)

Powers in the Climate Change Act allow up to five local authorities in England to pilot household waste incentives schemes. No local authorities have so far expressed an interest in taking up these powers. The powers are of course voluntary and were introduced in response to requests from local government.