HC Deb 27 November 2002 vol 395 cc304-5W
Dr. Vincent Cable

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of scrap cars were valorised in 2001; if she estimates that the Automotive Consortium on Recycling and Disposal is on schedule to valorise 95 per cent. of all scrap cars by 2015; and if she will make a statement. [83648]

Mr. Wilson

The ACORD industry group report for 2001 estimated that 80 per cent. of the weight of vehicles scrapped in the year 2000 was re-used or recovered. The End-of-Life Vehicles Directive (2000/53/EC) requires member states to re-use or recover 95 per cent. by the beginning of 2015. The Government is presently considering the design of a system which will achieve that target. Draft regulations will be published early in 2003. Their final form will depend upon member states agreeing a common method for calculating ELV recovery rates, yet to be proposed by the European Commission.