HC Deb 11 January 1993 vol 216 c659W
Mr. Stern

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what consideration he has given to the impact of the operation of the NFFO-non-fossil fuel obligation on the privatisation of local authority waste disposal functions; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Maclean

Tenders for the provision of privatised waste disposal contracts under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 are a matter for the tenderers and the waste disposal authority concerned. I refer my hon. Friend to the detailed advice given in my Department's circular 8/91 "Competition for Local Authority Waste Disposal Contracts and New Arrangements for Disposal Operations". Renewable energy policy and the future of the non-fossil fuel obligation are matters for my right hon. Friend the President of the Board of Trade.