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Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:06 pm on 10th January 2005.

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Photo of Michael Foster Michael Foster PPS (Team PPS), Home Office 5:06 pm, 10th January 2005

The hon. Gentleman is describing who is responsible for the better recycling rates. Worcester city council, which is Conservative controlled, has improved the rate of recycling from about 6 or 7 per cent. to 17 per cent. as a direct result of a £400,000 grant from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to recycle household waste. Who does the hon. Gentleman view as being responsible for that improvement—the Conservative-controlled council or the Labour Government?