§ Mr. Bennett
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how much less will be spent in real terms in the present estimates compared with the 1992 estimates on the problem of landfill gas.
§ Mr. Maclean
Information is not held in the form requested. However, local authorities are currently expected to spend some £12. 8 million in the financial year 1992–93 on schemes wholly or partly to deal with gas from former landfills and which the Government are supporting with supplementary credit approvals. A total of £12 million has been set aside for 1993–94 for supplementary credit approvals covering landfill gas and other types of contaminated land.