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Waste Management

Volume 710: debated on Monday 11 May 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 1 April (WA 253–54) on waste management, why (a) an impact assessment, and (b) a consultation paper, were not produced prior to the enactment of the provision in the Climate Change Act 2008 amending Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 to allow local authorities not to collect household waste. [HL3190]

The amendment to Section 46 of the Environmental Protection Act, made through the Climate Change Act 2008, provides a single point of reference in legislation for local authorities. Since it was a clarification of published policy and not a new measure, consultation and development of an impact assessment were not deemed necessary.