HC Deb 17 May 1994 vol 243 c390W
Mr. Simon Hughes

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment (1) how he is planning to implement the policy for industrialised countries to be self sufficient in waste by restricting or banning the importation of toxic waste into the United Kingdom when the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 1994 come into force on 6 May;

(2) when he plans to publish the waste management plan referred to in the Transfrontier Shipment of Waste Regulations 1994 which will contain the Government's policies in relation to the import and export of waste for recovery or disposal into and out of the United Kingdom, in accordance with EC directive 75/442/EEC(a).

Mr. Atkins

I refer the hon. Member to the answer which I have given today to a question by my hon. Friend the Member for Taunton (Mr. Nicholson) to the President of the Board of Trade.