§ Mr. Llwyd
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if she will list, by constituency, the number of landfill sites accepting(a) domestic and (b) toxic waste, within a two mile radius of residential property; 
(2) if she will list, by constituency, the number of domestic residences located within a two mile radius of landfill sites accepting (a) domestic and (b) toxic waste. 989W
§ Mr. Meacher
The Department does not hold this information and to collate it would be disproportionately costly.
The Small Area Health Statistic Unit study on "Health Outcomes in Populations Living Around Landfill Sites" published last year found that about 80 per cent. of the population of Great Britain lived within 2 km of a landfill site. However, the majority of these sites are closed and therefore are no longer accepting any waste for disposal. This figure includes sites that accept both special (hazardous) waste and non-special waste or have taken such wastes in the past.