HC Deb 17 September 2003 vol 410 cc779-80W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the choice of waste disposal method by(a) waste disposal authorities and (b) businesses in the event of the introduction of an incinerator tax on the same basis as the landfill tax. [129253]

Mr. Morley

No assessment has been made. In this year's Budget, the Chancellor stated that a review of the environmental and health effects of all waste management and disposal options had been commissioned. The review has yet to be completed but we aim to report on its findings later in the year. The case for using economic instruments for incineration will be considered in light of this work, and in consultation with other stakeholders.

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