§ Mr. Raphael Tuck
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why those sections of the Control of Pollution Act 1974 which require local authorities to survey all waste have not yet been brought into force; and when it is proposed to do so.
§ Mr. Guy Barnett
The implementation of Section 2 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974, which includes the requirement to carry out surveys, was deferred last454W year because of its implications for local authority expenditure. That consideration still applies, but the Government naturally aim to implement the provision whenever practicable.