Plastic Waste

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 5:28 pm on 8th September 2021.

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Photo of Elliot Colburn Elliot Colburn Conservative, Carshalton and Wallington 5:28 pm, 8th September 2021

I thank all right hon. and hon. Members for taking part in what has been a really good debate. Geraint Davies spoke about the cost of plastic; my right hon. Friend Theresa Villiers mentioned the need for councils to do more. Tahir Ali spoke about leaving a good future for our children, and my hon. Friend Siobhan Baillie spoke about how changes in behaviour on bags have given us hope. Patricia Gibson spoke powerfully about international responsibility and working together, and my hon. Friend Andrew Selous gave us some good international examples. I would happily join him on a trip to Lithuania, if he is offering.

I hope that Mr Kipling has listened to what the SNP spokesman, Dave Doogan said; I would hate him to have to reduce his intake of Mr Kipling’s cakes, as they are fantastic. I thank the Minister for her reply, and the action she and the Government are taking. I know all right hon. and hon. Members here and across the House will continue to hold the Government’s feet to the fire over this issue, and I am sure the Minister welcomes that. I also thank the Commons Chamber Engagement team and those who took part in the survey for helping us to prepare for today’s debate; it has been very informative.

Question put and agreed to.


That this House
has considered reducing plastic waste.

Sitting adjourned.