HC Deb 12 February 1990 vol 167 cc58-9W
Mr. Madden

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) how many licences relating to waste disposal facilities have been issued by Bradford council; how many licence applications have been refused; how many inspections are made annually of waste dumps in Bradford; and how many operators have been prosecuted for breach of licence conditions in respect of waste dumps in Bradford;

(2) how many waste dumps there are within the area of Bradford metropolitan district council; how many have been abandoned; how many are safely capped; and what information he has on plans issued by Bradford council for dealing with wastes;

(3) if he will arrange for all waste dumps in Bradford to be inspected and action taken to stop waste contaminating ground water and drinking water supplies; and if he has received any representations expressing concern about the risks of waste dumping in Bradford contaminating drinking water supplies.

Mr. Trippier

These are matters for the West Yorkshire waste management joint committee as waste disposal authority for the area. Details of current licences are contained on registers held by the waste disposal authorities.