§ Mr. Thomason
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment when he expects to respond to the Royal Commission on environmental pollution report on waste incineration; and if he will indicate the nature of his proposed response.
§ Mr. Yeo
The Government have welcomed the report from the Royal Commission on environment pollution on the incineration of waste as a comprehensive and clear analysis of the role of incineration as a waste management option. It describes incineration in a positive and reassuring light and is likely to go a long way to offsetting public concerns about incineration. The Government will be making a full response to the commission's report in due course.