To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the announcement that no local authorities will carry out pilot waste reduction schemes under the Climate Change Act 2008, they plan to make a further request to local authorities; and, if so, whether it will be based on changes in the rules and financial inducements. [HL1008]
Defra wrote to all local authorities in England in June 2008 inviting formal expressions of interest in piloting a scheme to be submitted by the end of 21 January 2009. No local authorities have so far come forward. If in the future any local authorities wish to discuss how they can manage their waste more sustainably, Defra and the Waste and Resources Action Programme will be available to provide support.