New clause 16 - Strategies for recycling and waste reduction: Northern Ireland

Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:30 pm on 10th April 2003.

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'(1) The Department of the Environment must have a strategy for—

(a) setting of statutory targets for the recycling of waste streams from (i) households; (ii) construction and demolition waste; (iii) business,

(b) developing a mandatory doorstep recycling scheme within 5 years,

(c) developing the market for recycled materials and goods in parallel with the increase in collected materials.

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

(a) consult the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers and the National Assembly for Wales,

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

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

(d) carry out such public consultation as it considers appropriate.

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

(4) The Department 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 Scottish Ministers, and

(c) the National Assembly for Wales.'.