HC Deb 27 January 1993 vol 217 c762W
32. Mr. Burns

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will make a statement on the development of recycling in the Chelmsford local authority area.

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.