HC Deb 28 July 2000 vol 354 c952W
Mr. Brake

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many incinerators have started operation in each of the last eight years in each region; and if he will make a statement. [132570]

Mr. Mullin

Only two new municipal waste incinerators have opened in the past eight years: SELCHP (Thames Region, 1994) and Stockton (North East Region, 1997).

Many other plant were closed down because they did not comply with stringent emissions standards introduced in 1996. Of these, several were refurbished, and re-opened on the following dates:

Region Operator Re-start
Midlands Coventry and Solihull Waste Disposal Co. Ltd, Coventry 1996
Midlands WasteNotts (Reclamation) Ltd., Nottingham 1995
Midlands MES Environmental Ltd., Stoke 1995
Midlands MES Environmental Ltd., Wolverhampton 1998
Midlands MES Environmental Ltd., Dudley 1998
Midlands Tyseley Waste Disposal Ltd. 1996
North East Sheffield city council 1997
North West GM Waste Ltd., Bolton 2000

The London Waste incinerator at Edmonton (Thames Region) was refurbished without a break in operation in 1996.

This information relates to conventional solid municipal waste incinerators within the Integrated Pollution Control regime. I shall respond separately on other incinerators, including plant burning processed wastes.