Clause 49 - Payments for waste recycling and disposal

Part of Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 3:00 pm on 25th January 2005.

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Photo of Mr Matthew Green Mr Matthew Green Shadow Minister, Office of the Deputy Prime Minister Local Government & the Regions, Young People, Non-Departmental & Cross-Departmental Responsibilities 3:00 pm, 25th January 2005

I oppose the amendment, because I want to speak in defence of modern art. The amendment would mean that people would be unable   to re-use an item, such as turning a kettle into some bizarre sculpture, as often happens. It would rule that out because it would be the re-use of a material. If someone took down a garden shed, they could not turn the wooden components into furniture, as that would count as re-use. It seems completely illogical.