Deposit Return Schemes: Scotland

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered at on 7 March 2023.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Chair, Conservative Party 1922 Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, whether the Scottish Government has submitted a request for a United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020 exemption to implement a deposit return scheme in Scotland.

Photo of Rebecca Pow Rebecca Pow The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

At the Inter-Ministerial Group for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (IMG EFRA) on 6 March, UK Government ministers received a formal request setting out the scope and rationale for a UKIM exemption for the Scottish Government's deposit return scheme. It will now be considered by Ministers at the relevant Whitehall departments.

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