HC Deb 11 May 2004 vol 421 c207W
Mrs. May

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect on fly-tipping of(a) the Landfill Directive and (b) the most recent rise in landfill tax. [167515]

Margaret Beckett

No formal assessment has been made of the effect on fly-tipping of implementing the Landfill Directive in England and Wales, or the £1 increase in the landfill tax rate for a tonne of active waste that occurred on 1 April this year. However, Defra is commissioning a comprehensive research project looking at the causes and incentives of illegal waste disposal that will result in a good practice guide focusing on pro-active, preventative policies. We expect the results of the research to be available in late 2005.

Defra launched a consultation on its proposed Fly-Tipping Strategy on 23 February 2004.