§ Mrs. Dunwoody
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to introduce a tax on waste disposal for those who use landfill sites.
§ Mr. Atkins
In order to inform our decision about whether to introduce a landfill levy, my Department commissioned a report on "Externalities from Landfill and Incineration" from the Centre for Social and Economic Research on the Global Environment, Warren Spring Laboratory and the Economics for the Environment Consultancy. We are currently considering comments on that report and will announce our conclusions in due course.