HC Deb 04 March 1981 vol 1000 cc145-6W
50. Mr. Geraint Howells

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will reconsider the implementation of new regulations covering the disposal of toxic waste until the Select Committee on Science and Technology in another place has reported on the disposal of hazardous waste.

Mr. King

No. The Control of Pollution (Special Waste) Regulations were prepared in the light of extensive and protracted consultations, and it is important to bring the system into operation. I have already promised to review the regualtions in the light of the first year of operations, and this can take into account any recommendations by the Select Committee.