HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 cc155-6W
Mr. Gordon Prentice

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what assessment he has made of the proposed EU directive on the incineration of waste; and if he will make a statement. [67038]

Mr. Meale

An Explanatory Memorandum (EM12791/98) on the proposal for a Council Directive on the incineration of waste was submitted to Parliament on 30 November 1998. Expert consultants are currently finalising a report on the proposal, on the basis of which a Regulatory and Environmental Impact Assessment will shortly be submitted to Parliament under a Supplementary Explanatory Memorandum.