Household Rubbish (Charges)

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 20th May 2008.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Local Government) 2:30 pm, 20th May 2008

Of course, we are doing just that—extending recycling opportunities. The performance of local authorities in recent years—including the hon. Gentleman's own, to which I pay tribute—has been extremely good. I recognise that fly-tipping is a concern, and we have made it clear that any pilots that go ahead would have to be in authorities that could show that they already had a good fly-tipping programme in place, as well as good recycling programmes. I think that we can reduce the risk, but this is clearly one of the things that we can test through pilot schemes, once we get them up and running next year.

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