HC Deb 13 June 1988 vol 135 c21W
Mr. McCrindle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) if he will list those landfill sites identified by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution officials as emitting methane and/or carbon dioxide; and if he will make a statement;

(2) if he will estimate how many homes have been evacuated because of concern at the level of methane and carbon dioxide gas given off at sites (a) where new housing has been built on landfill sites and (b) where housing is built close to landfill sites; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Moynihan

[holding answer 10 June 1988]: Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Pollution has received replies to its letter on landfill gas of 18 December from the majority of English and Welsh waste disposal authorities, and is processing the responses. I await its report.

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