§ Mr. Tony Speller
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to implement section 12 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Giles Shaw
No decision has been taken on a date for the implementation of sections 12 to 14 of the Control of Pollution Act 1974.
Our review of the financial implications of implementation, undertaken in consultations with the Local Authority Association, is, however, nearing completion. The question of implementation will be urgently considered in the light of the results of the review.