§ Mr. Caton
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions (1) if he will extend the scope of the Waste Management (Licensing) Regulations so that judgment on fit and proper person status takes into account relevant convictions in other EU countries; 368W
(2) if convictions in other countries are taken into consideration when assessing applicants' fit and proper person status for the purpose of waste management licensing; 
(3) what relevant convictions under UK law are taken into consideration when assessing applicants for fit and proper person status for the purpose of waste management licensing. 369W
§ Mr. Meacher
Offences which are taken into consideration in Great Britain when assessing "fit and proper person" status are those set out in regulation 3 of the Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994 (S.I. 1994 No. 1056) (as amended). Convictions in other countries are not currently taken into consideration when assessing applicants' fit and proper person status for the purpose of these provisions and waste management licensing. However, we are considering whether the list of relevant offences should be extended to take into account convictions in other EU countries, although there is at present no EU-wide mechanism to support such a system.
The amendment of the 1994 Regulations in relation to Wales is a devolved function and would be a matter for the National Assembly for Wales.