HC Deb 15 February 1989 vol 147 c278W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when his Department was notified by Cheshire council waste authority of the dumping of yellow incinerator-only hospital waste bags at Rixton, Cheshire; and what advice it gave.

Mrs. Virginia Bottomley

[Holding answer 13 February 1989]Her Majesty's inspectorate of pollution was telephoned in April 1988 by Cheshire county council, which was seeking advice on the action to be taken over a substantial quantity of clinical waste that had been landfilled. As the clinical waste had been covered by other wastes the inspectorate advised that it should be left undisturbed. The inspectorate also confirmed that the landfilling of clinical waste had ceased at that time.