§ Mr. Sheerman
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what role he proposes for the regional Development Agencies in the strategic planning of waste management. 
§ Mr. Caborn
Regional Development Agencies will not have waste management functions. Waste management will remain the responsibility of local authorities in their areas except that, in London, the Government have proposed that the Greater London Authority should have a role in drawing up a London-wide integrated municipal waste management strategy.