New clause 6 - Strategies for incineration: Scotland

Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 5:51 pm on 8th April 2003.

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'.—(1) The Scottish Ministers must have a strategy for—

(a) Placing a moratorium on the building of new incinerators until a review is completed of the health and environmental impacts of incineration and other thermal treatments of waste.

(b) Reducing the amount of waste that is sent for incineration at existing sites.

(c) Extending the landfill tax to incorporate incineration.

(2) Before formulating policy for the purposes of subsection (1), the Scottish Ministers must—

(a) consult the Secretary of State, the National Assembly for Wales, the Department of the Environment and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency,

(b) consult such bodies or persons appearing to them to be representative of the interests of local government as they consider appropriate,

(c) consult such bodies or persons appearing to them to be representative of the interests of industry as they consider appropriate, and

(d) carry out such public consultation as they consider appropriate.

(3) The Scottish Ministers must set out in a statement any policy formulated for the purposes of subsection (1).

(4) The Scottish Ministers must, as soon as a statement is prepared for the purposes of subsection (3), send a copy of it to—

(a) the Secretary of State,

(b) the National Assembly for Wales, and

(c) the Department of the Environment.'.