§ Mr. Llew Smith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Burnley (Mr. Pike) of 6 July,Official Report, column 80, if he will make a statement on the matters discussed and decisions taken in the meetings with the organisation with an interest in waste management licensing to which he refers.
§ Mr. Yeo
I held meetings with interested parties to enable them to express to me their concerns arising from the delay in implementing waste management licensing; and to discuss the problems that need to be solved before we can implement the licensing system. No decisions were to be expected in such meetings, and none was taken. I904W repeated my assurance that as soon as I am in a position to give a revised date for waste management licensing, I shall do so.