HC Deb 16 March 2001 vol 364 c748W
Mr. Loughton

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions if he will list the rates of recycling of household waste achieved by local authorities in England. [154211]

Mr. Robert Ainsworth

I refer the hon. Member to the reply given on 1 March 2001,Official Report, columns 722–23W, in which we referred to the publication of the "Guidance on Municipal Waste Management Strategies" containing household waste recycling rates for local authorities in England. Copies of the guidance have been deposited in the House of Commons Library and have been sent to all English local authorities.