§ Mr. Colvin
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will publish the guidance on the regulations for the dismantling and metals recycling industry forthwith, and extend the date for registration for exemption from waste management licensing until 1 May 1995. 
§ Mr. Atkins
Exemptions from waste management licensing for the recovery of scrap metal are provided in the Waste Management licensing (Amendment etc.) Regulations 1995 which came into force on 1 April 1995. The effect of regulations 3(7) and (8) is to provide a six-month transitional period, to 1 October 1995, during which businesses may register exemptions. We have provided guidance on the regulations in DOE circular 6/95. Copies of the circular have been placed in the Library of the House.