HC Deb 01 December 1999 vol 340 c195W
Dr. Starkey

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions when he expects to publish the Government's strategy for waste management. [99611]

Mr. Mullin

The Government published for consultation their draft waste strategy for England and Wales, "A Way With Waste", on 30 June 1999. Similar draft strategies have been produced in Northern Ireland and Scotland.

The Government intend to publish the waste strategy for England early next year as a Command Paper. Responsibility for taking this matter forward in Wales is a matter for the National Assembly. It has yet to be decided whether a separate strategy will be produced for Wales, or whether a joint strategy is preferred.