To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
(1) pursuant to the answer of 30 October 2007, Official Report, columns 1180-1W, on waste management: fees and charges, what powers local authorities have to require payment for the provision of bin bags; and what steps local authorities may take in instances of non-payment;
(2) whether residents may utilise bin bags from other sources without incurring the local authority charge in areas where local authorities charge for the provision of bin bags as waste receptacles.
As I stated in my reply of
(i) provide the receptacles free of charge;
(ii) provide the receptacles and ask the occupier to pay for them;
(iii) require the occupier to provide the receptacles himself if he does not agree to pay for them within a specified period; or
(iv) require the occupier to provide the receptacles himself from the outset.