HC Deb 19 November 1969 vol 791 c322W
Mrs. Lena Jeger

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what advice he gives in connection with new hospital building regarding methods of waste disposal from kitchens, laboratories, theatres and wards.

Dr. John Dunwoody

Comprehensive technical guidance on methods of waste disposal is in course of preparation but its completion awaits the review of the British Standard for large hospital incinerators. In the meantime advice is available to hospital authorities, who are in any case expected to make arrangements for waste disposal which are acceptable to local authorities.

Some 5 years ago special guidance was issued on the disposal of radioactive waste.