§ Mr. Maclean
The Government are responsible for national policy on recycling but it is the duty of each waste collection authority to produce a recycling plan for its area. Chelmsford district council has submitted such a plan to my Department. The Department told the council on 11 November 1992 that it could publish its plan, which should now be made available for public inspection. I suggest that my hon. Friend contacts the council and asks to see its plan, if he has not already done so.