HC Deb 07 March 2000 vol 345 c595W
35. Mr. Nigel Griffiths

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will make a statement on progress in his policies to encourage recycling. [112207]

Mr. Meacher

The Government are committed to increasing recycling substantially from the current low levels. We set ambitious goals in the draft waste strategy, "A Way with Waste", including to recycle 25 per cent. of household waste by 2005. The final version of the strategy, to be published soon, will put in place a range of instruments for delivering these goals.

In Wales and Scotland recycling policy is a matter for the National Assembly or Scottish Parliament respectively.