§ Lord Gregson
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether they accept the principle that charges for site licences for sites accepting hazardous wastes should cover the cost to local authorities of monitoring and licence enforcement.
§ Lord Skelmersdale
The Government have not yet taken a view about the basis on which charges should be levied for licences for sites accepting hazardous wastes. This would be premature, pending legislation to provide for charging.