New clause 32 - Moratorium on new municipal incinerators

Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:30 pm on 29th April 2003.

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'The Secretary of State shall introduce a moratorium on the building of new municipal waste incinerators until—

(a) each responsible local authority, either directly or indirectly by cooperation with other stakeholders, can provide for the separation and recycling of domestic waste where it is economically viable;

(b) all local waste management strategies conform to standardised national waste management criteria, which will be specified by the Secretary of State, which can be met through various ways according to local conditions, which should ensure:

(i) extraction or recycling of metal;

(ii) removal of organic and other green waste to produce compost;

(iii) recycling of paper and card;

(iv) recycling of wood;

(v) recycling of colour separated glass, or, where colour separation is impossible, recycling as cullet for road building etc.;

(vi) recycling of certain plastics;

(vii) minimal transportation of waste to keep traffic and pollution levels down;

(viii) recovery of energy from those forms of waste which it is economically nonviable to recycle, given the inferior quality of the recyclate;

(ix) lower energy costs to the locality for energy supply from the local recycling plant—probably only viable with new developments;

(x) high quality and regular monitoring of the facility to ensure continued safety to the local community; and

(c) the Government has introduced fiscal measures which act as a disincentive to incineration and encourage reuse and recycling.'.—[Mr. Hayes.]

Brought up, and read the First time.

Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—

The Committee divided: Ayes 5, Noes 9.

Division number 11 Adults Abused in Childhood — New clause 32 - Moratorium on new municipal incinerators

Aye: 5 MPs

No: 9 MPs

Ayes: A-Z by last name

Nos: A-Z by last name

Question accordingly negatived. New clause 33Strategies for radioactive waste in respect of landfill: England