'(1) The Environmental Protection Act 1990 is amended as follows.
(2) For section 45, subsection (3), substitute—
''(3) No charge shall be made for the collection of household waste except in cases that are—
(a) prescribed in regulations made by the Secretary of State; and in any of those cases—
(i) the duty to arrange for the collection of the waste shall not arise until a person who controls the waste requests the authority to collect it; and
(ii) the authority may recover a reasonable charge for the collection of the waste from the person who made the request; or
(b) under the provision of subsection (3A) below.
(3A) The Secretary of State may authorise a waste collection authority to operate in all or any part of their area an incentive based household waste collection scheme, a proposal for which has been submitted to the Secretary of State, to reward householders who separate their waste for recycling and who minimise their residual waste.
(3B) Before any authorisation may be given under subsection (3B) above, the Secretary of State must be satisfied that a proposed scheme—
(a) has identified and addressed the particular needs of low income households;
(b) has identified the needs of households with particular problems reducing residual waste;
(c) will only operate in areas with adequate provisions of recycling collections;
(d) will only operate in areas with either composting collections or a home composting scheme; and
(e) has adequate measures to address potential increases in fly-tipping.''
(3) In section 51, at end of subsection (2), insert—
''(2A) Where the Secretary of State has authorised a scheme under section 45(3A) above, that authorisation may include specific exemptions to subsection (2)(c) above in all or part of the area of that authority.'.
Brought up, and read the First time.
Motion made, and Question put, That the clause be read a Second time:—
The Committee divided: Ayes 2, Noes 11.