HC Deb 05 March 1981 vol 1000 c199W
Mr. Cormack

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what steps he proposes to take to implement the recommendation of the Committee on Waste Paper Supply that the Government should make clear to waste disposal authorities the importance of passing on savings in disposal costs attributable to waste paper collection to collectors of such paper.

Mr. Giles Shaw

It is primarily for waste collection and disposal authorities to agree arrangements for taking account of the savings in disposal costs which result from the separate collection for recycling of waste paper or any other waste material. Arrangements already exist between some authorities. But in the light of the committee's report I am considering what further Government action is necessary' in this field and I shall write to my hon. Friend shortly.