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Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

Volume 505: debated on Friday 5 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much area-based grant was allocated in respect of waste collection and waste disposal in the most recent year for which figures are available; what proportion of the total area-based grant this represented; and what targets and performance indicators there are for local authorities in respect of such funding. (314989)

Area Based Grant (ABG) is an unringfenced grant and there are no separate allocations for specific purposes. Government funding for local authorities’ responsibilities for waste collection and disposal is, in the main, provided through Formula Grant which comprises Revenue Support Grant and National Non- Domestic Rates. Formula Grant is also unhypothecated, and the use of this funding is, like ABG, for local authorities to determine.

There are no targets and performance indicators relevant to waste collection and disposal with respect to ABG.