Clause 47 - Abolition of requirement to contract out waste disposal functions

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

This seems to be an innocuous clause, because it is short, but I am concerned about why it appears in the Bill, as it represents a change of policy, based, I suggest, on some political or economic dogma on the part of the new Labour Government. I do not know whether they are desperate to show their anti-Conservative—