HC Deb 20 May 1971 vol 817 cc347-8W
55. Mr. Kimball

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he

the formation of the European Economic Community up to the latest available date, for the United Kingdom and each of the six members of the European Economic Community, respectively.

Mr. Higgins

The figures are given in the table below for the longest periods for which they are available on a comparable basis. In view of the differences in the periods covered, annual rates have been shown as well as the total increase.

expects the Technical Committee he has set up on the disposal of toxic wastes to report; and when he intends to announce his conclusions on it and on the report of the committee on refuse disposal.

Mr. Graham Page

The main recommendations in the Report of the Technical Committee on the Disposal of Solid Toxic Wastes, which was published in August, 1970, are complementary to and are being considered with those of the Working Party on Refuse Disposal which was published on 27th April, 1971. In Circular 26/71 my right hon. Friend indicated he has accepted in principle that the disposal of solid waste should be co-ordinated over reasonably large areas and that there should be a greater measure of control.