New clause 1 - Strategies for dealing with flytipping: England

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 Secretary of State must have a strategy for—

(a) reducing the amount of waste which is flytipped, and

(b) extending the powers of local authorities and the Environment Agency to deal with flytipping.

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

(a) consult the Scottish Ministers, the National Assembly for Wales, the Department of the Environment, the Secretary of State for the Home Office, the Environment Agency and the Mayor of London,

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

(c) consult such bodies or persons appearing to him 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 Secretary of State must set out in a statement any policy formulated for the purposes of subsection (1).

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

(a) the Scottish Ministers,

(b) the National Assembly for Wales, and

(c) the Department of the Environment.'.