New Clause 3 - Recycling and composting:

Municipal Waste Recycling Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:36 pm on 10th June 2003.

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'After section 47 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43) there is inserted—

''47A Recycling and composting: duty to report to Parliament

(1) Not later than 31st October 2004, the Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a report of the performance—

(a) of each English waste authority in meeting its recycling and composting standards (if any); and

(b) of each English waste collection authority towards meeting the requirement imposed by section 45A(2) above.

(2) In this section—

''English waste authority'' means a waste collection authority or a waste disposal authority whose area is in England;

''English waste collection authority'' means a waste collection authority whose area is in England; and

''recycling and composting standards'' means, in relation to an English waste authority, such performance standards and performance indicators (if any) as may be specified for that authority in an order made under section 4 of the Local Government Act 1999 in connection with the recycling and composting of household waste.''.'.

—[Mr. Meacher.]

Brought up, read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.