§ Mr. Speller
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proposals he has to encourage effective, competitive waste management in trade and industry.
§ Mr. Lilley
Primary responsibility for waste management rests with the Department of the Environment. We work closely with it to ensure that UK and international policies and regulations take full account of the legitimate interests of business, encourage competition, and promote best practice in waste management.
We will also continue to promote business awareness and technology transfer in the field of waste management. Grants are available to companies with innovative ideas and new technologies which could be demonstrated to Other potential users.