§ Mr. Allason
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to amend the public interest immunity certificates issued in the litigation brought by Andrew Balfour. 
§ Mr. Hanley
The public interest immunity certificates issued have been upheld by the Court of Appeal, and there are no plans to amend them.422W
The stage 2 consultation paper on the national waste classification scheme classifies waste by both the intrinsic properties and its origins. I propose to keep to these principles in the third stage of consultation.
Responses to stage 2 of the consultation exercise, including those about the classification of salt purification waste, are being considered. The results will be published next month as part of the third stage of consultation. This will involve the introduction of the scheme on a non-statutory basis from April, so that its use can be fully assessed.