HC Deb 11 March 1980 vol 980 cc538-9W
Mr. Brotherton

asked the Secretary of for Scotland if he will publish a list of the local authorities in Scotland which have contracted out to private enterprise the collection of (a) domestic refuse and (b) industrial refuse; and what steps he is taking to encourage more local authorities to adopt to this course of action.

Mr. Rifkind

I have no detailed information, although I know some Scottish authorities contract out the disposal but not the collection of domestic refuse. The collection of industrial waste is largely dealt with by the private sector in Scotland. I have encouraged local authorities to consider the proposals in waste management paper No. 5.