§ 39. Mr. Rost
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what proportion of refuse is at present incinerated by local authorities for the production of district heating; and whether action is proposed to speed up the conversion of industrial and domestic rubbish into useful energy.
§ Mr. Oakes
The figure is believed to be less than 1 per cent. The use of waste in energy production needs to be considered alongside other methods of waste treatment and disposal in the light of local circumstances and public expenditure restraints.