§ 17. Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consultation she has had in the past six months with Essex county council over its waste management plan. 
§ Margaret Beckett
None. County Waste Management Plans are a matter for the relevant county. It is for them to decide, following consultation with local stakeholders, what options they include in line with the Waste Hierarchy and Best Practicable Environmental Option as set out in 'Waste Strategy 2000'.