Industrial and Commercial Waste Incineration

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 4:30 pm on 28th January 2020.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Conservative, Vale of Glamorgan 4:30 pm, 28th January 2020

I support much of what the hon. Member has said, and I have sympathy for the communities living near incinerators. Barry in my constituency has been battling this issue; it was one of the first things I challenged nine years ago on being first elected to represent the Vale of Glamorgan constituency. Does he recognise that the Welsh Government took a conscious decision, back when my hon. Friend David T. C. Davies and I were Assembly Members, to prioritise incineration as a means of dealing with waste, and that has led to the string of incinerators along the estuary that he talks about?