HC Deb 13 January 2003 vol 397 c419W
Joan Ruddock

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the allocation of landfill tax credits was to waste recycling projects run by(a) local councils, (b) non-profit making charitable organisations and (c) industry in financial years (i) 2001–02 and (ii) 2002–03. [90452]

John Healey

Figures are not available in the form requested. In 2001, contributions of £34 million were made under the Landfill Tax Credit Scheme to projects that encourage sustainable waste management, the development of products from waste or markets for recycled products through research, education or information dissemination. The figure for 2002 is estimated to be £37million. All projects are run by environmental bodies registered with ENTRUST, the scheme's regulator. All such bodies are not-for-profit, but not all are charities. They may not be controlled by landfill operators or local authorities, but very often work in partnership with them.