§ Mr. Colvin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will consider giving additional incentives to councils to encourage the introduction of further schemes for the recycling of domestic waste; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Heathcoat-Amory
Our proposals to improve waste management on which we hope to legislate shortly should encourage local authorities to promote recycling. In addition we are carefully considering what further measures might be taken to encourage recycling both at the collection and disposal stages, and are evaluating examples of current best practice and the major experiment in recycling—"Recycling City"—which is now taking place in Sheffield, with the support of the Government.