§ Mr. Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what representations he has made to the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the return to local authorities of the full value of the Landfill Tax to fund schemes for reduction, re-use and recycling of waste; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Mullin
None. The revenue raised from Landfill Tax is general Government revenue, not earmarked for particular purposes.
The local government settlement for 2000–01 provides an additional £2.9 billion (5.8 per cent.) for councils' total revenue spending. The Government are considering the question of resources for local authority waste management as part of the overall year 2000 Spending Review.