HC Deb 19 December 2000 vol 360 c117W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what percentage of landfill waste has been diverted to unlicensed sites in the last 12 months; and what action the Government are taking to address this. [142526]

Mr. Mullin

Data on the percentage of waste diverted from licensed landfill sites and disposed of unlawfully are not held centrally. However, the issue is the subject of a research report which the Government commissioned—"The Effects of Landfill Tax—Reduced Disposal of Inert Waste to Landfill." A copy of the report has been placed in the Library of the House.

The action being taken by the Government on unlawful waste disposal was set out most recently in our response to the Environment, Transport and. Regional Affairs Committee's Report on the Environment Agency (Cm 4832—paragraphs 55–60).

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