Clause 17 - Strategy for England

Part of Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:00 pm on 8th April 2003.

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Photo of Norman Baker Norman Baker Liberal Democrat, Lewes 5:00 pm, 8th April 2003

The Minister talks about the hierarchy and the framework, which he says is only an element, rather than the whole, of the strategy. Can he explain why there is no reference to a waste hierarchy in the Bill? In fact, clause 17(3) says that

''recycling, composting, biogas production, materials recovery or energy recovery.''

are to be treated equally.