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 David Ruffley David Ruffley Opposition Whip (Commons) 3:00 pm, 25th January 2005

I am grateful for the Minister's explanation, although I am not entirely convinced by the Liberal Democrat spokesman's logic. I should have thought that stopping more modern art being created was probably a good thing, rather than the reverse, especially when one thinks of unmade beds and so on. I am more of an impressionist man—the sort of thing that ordinary blokes can understand. The Tories are ordinary blokes on occasion.

The Minister's points are well made. I understand what he said about the possible deficiency in the definition, and I beg to ask leave to withdraw the amendment.

Amendment, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause 49 ordered to stand part of the Bill.

Clauses 50 to 53 ordered to stand part of the Bill.