Clause 49 - Payments for waste recycling and disposal

Part of Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 2:45 pm on 25th January 2005.

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Photo of David Ruffley David Ruffley Opposition Whip (Commons) 2:45 pm, 25th January 2005

I think that this will be a short debate. The amendment in my name and that of my hon. Friend the Member for Vale of York seeks to give a slightly better and fuller definition than the one in the Bill. It reads:

''In this section 're-using waste' means any operation by which end-of-life products and equipment or its components are used for the same purpose for which they were conceived for a period of longer than 12 months.''

I hope that the Minister agrees that that is a slight improvement on the deathless prose set out in the Bill by the parliamentary draftsmen. I hope also that he will accept the amendment, and if not, explain why the redrafted definition is deficient.