§ Mr. Jon Owen Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what the contributions to the United Kingdom total methane emissions from landfills in Scotland and Northern Ireland will be.
§ Mr. Maclean
Direct estimates of total methane production from landfills in Scotland and Northern Ireland have not been made. An estimate based on population and waste arising statistics suggests that the figure is likely to be between 10 and 15 per cent. of the total for England and Wales, or between 100,000 and 150,000 tonnes per annum.