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Amendment Paper as at
Tuesday 10th June 2003

STANDING COMMITTEE F


New Amendments handed in are marked thus *

MUNICIPAL WASTE RECYCLING BILL

   

Joan Ruddock
Mr Gregory Barker
Sue Doughty
Mr David Drew
Clive Efford
Glenda Jackson

John AustinJulia DrownMr Michael Meacher

1

Page     1,     line     1,     leave out Clause 1.


   

Joan Ruddock
Mr Gregory Barker
Sue Doughty
Mr David Drew
Clive Efford
Glenda Jackson

John AustinJulia DrownMr Michael Meacher

2

Page     1,     line     13,     leave out Clause 2.


   

Joan Ruddock
Mr Gregory Barker
Sue Doughty
Mr David Drew
Clive Efford
Glenda Jackson

John AustinJulia DrownMr Michael Meacher

3

Page     2,     line     9,     leave out Clause 3.


   

Joan Ruddock
Mr Gregory Barker
Sue Doughty
Mr David Drew
Clive Efford
Glenda Jackson

John AustinJulia DrownMr Michael Meacher

4

Page     2,     line     16,     leave out Clause 4.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

10

Page     2,     line     27,     leave out Clause 5.


   

Mr Michael Meacher

11

Clause     6,     page     2,     line     31,     leave out 'Municipal' and insert 'Household'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

12

Clause     6,     page     2,     line     31,     at end insert—

    '( )   This Act comes into force at the end of the period of two months beginning with the day on which it is passed.'.

   

Joan Ruddock
Mr Gregory Barker
Sue Doughty
Mr David Drew
Clive Efford
Glenda Jackson

John AustinJulia Drown

5

Clause     6,     page     2,     line     32,     leave out from beginning to 'this' in line 33.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

13

Clause     6,     page     2,     line     32,     leave out subsection (2).

   

Mr Michael Meacher

14

Clause     6,     page     2,     line     33,     leave out 'The remainder of'.


NEW CLAUSES

Arrangements for separate collection of recyclable waste

   

Mr Michael Meacher

NC2

To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 45 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43) there is inserted—

          "45A    Arrangements for separate collection of recyclable waste

          (1)   This section applies to any waste collection authority whose area is in England (an "English waste collection authority").

          (2)   Where an English waste collection authority has a duty by virtue of section 45(1)(a) above to arrange for the collection of household waste from any premises, the authority shall ensure that the arrangements it makes in relation to those premises include the arrangements mentioned in subsection (3) below, unless it is satisfied that (in that case)—

          (a) the cost of doing so would be unreasonably high; or

          (b) comparable alternative arrangements are available.

          (3)   The arrangements are arrangements for the collection of at least two types of recyclable waste together or individually separated from the rest of the household waste.

          (4)   The requirement in subsection (2) above shall apply from 31st December 2010.

          (5)   The Secretary of State may, if requested to do so by an English waste collection authority, direct the authority that subsection (4) above shall have effect in relation to that authority as if the date mentioned there were such later date as may be specified in the direction (being a date no later than 31st December 2015).

          (6)   In this section, "recyclable waste" means household waste which is capable of being recycled or composted.".'.

As Amendments to Mr Michael Meacher's proposed New Clause (NC2) (Arrangements for separate collection of recyclable waste):

   

Sue Doughty

(k)

*Line     5,     leave out from 'England' to end of subsection (1) and insert 'or Wales (an English or Welsh waste collection authority).'.

   

Mr Gregory Barker

(a)

*Line     5,     leave out '(an "English waste collection authority")' and insert 'or Wales or Northern Ireland (an English or Welsh or Northern Irish waste collection authority)'.

   

Mr Gregory Barker

(b)

*Line     6,     after 'English', insert 'or Welsh or Northern Irish'.

   

Sue Doughty

(l)

*Line     6,     after 'English', insert 'or Welsh'.

   

Mr Gregory Barker

(c)

*Line     12,     leave out paragraph (a).

   

Sue Doughty

(h)

*Line     12,     after 'high', insert 'because the situation of the waste is so isolated or inaccessible'.

   

Sue Doughty

(i)

*Line     13,     after 'available', insert 'which do not involve the collection of recyclable waste mixed with the rest of household waste prior to separation at a later time'.

   

Mr Gregory Barker

(d)

*Line     13,     at end add 'that would enable a person to dispose of materials that can be recycled within 100 meters of their home.'.

   

Mr Gregory Barker
Sue Doughty

(e)

*Line     15,     leave out 'two' and insert 'four'.

   

Gregory Barker

(f)

*Line     19,     leave out subsection 5.

   

Sue Doughty

(m)

*Line     19,     after 'English', insert 'or Welsh'.

   

Sue Doughty

(j)

*Line     20,     after first 'authority', insert 'by order'.

   

Mr Gregory Barker

(g)

*Line     25,     at end add—

       '"types of recyclable waste" to be collected under subsection (3) above shall be—

       paper waste

       metal food or drinks containers and foils

       glass food or drinks containers

       plastics

       waste which is capable of being composted.'.


Recycling and composting: duty to report to Parliament

   

Mr Michael Meacher

NC3

To move the following Clause:—

    'After section 47 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43) there is inserted—

          "47A    Recycling and composting: duty to report to Parliament

          (1)   Not later than 31st October 2004, the Secretary of State shall lay before each House of Parliament a report of the performance—

          (a) of each English waste authority in meeting its recycling and composting standards (if any); and

          (b) of each English waste collection authority towards meeting the requirement imposed by section 45A(2) above.

          (2)   In this section—

      "English waste authority" means a waste collection authority or a waste disposal authority whose area is in England;"English waste collection authority" means a waste collection authority whose area is in England; and"recycling and composting standards" means, in relation to an English waste authority, such performance standards and performance indicators (if any) as may be specified for that authority in an order made under section 4 of the Local Government Act 1999 in connection with the recycling and composting of household waste.".'.

As an Amendment to Mr Michael Meacher's proposed New Clause (NC3) (Recycling and composting: duty to report to Parliament):

   

Mr Gregory Barker

(a)

*Line     9,     at end insert—

    '(1A)   Not later than 31st October 2008, the Secretary of State shall update the report specified by subsection (1) above, and shall lay this updated report before each House of Parliament.'.


Minor amendment

   

Mr Michael Meacher

NC4

To move the following Clause:—

    'In section 164 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (c.43) (short title, commencement and extent), after subsection (4) there is inserted—

          "(4A)   Sections 45A and 47A do not extend to Scotland.".'.


Collections of recyclable waste

   

Joan Ruddock
Mr Gregory Barker
Sue Doughty
Mr David Drew
Clive Efford
Glenda Jackson

John AustinJulia Drown

NC1

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Environmental Protection Act 1990 is amended as follows.

    (2)   In section 45 (collection of controlled waste) after subsection (1) there is inserted,

      "(1A) In arranging for the collection of household waste under subsection (1)(a) above, each waste collection authority shall ensure that, subject to subsections (1B) and (1C) below, by 2010 every household in their area has a separate collection of at least four types of recyclable waste.

      (1B) If by 2010, a local authority has provided facilities or services that enable a household to compost biodegradable kitchen and garden waste either at home or through collections of waste which are processed in a central composting facility they may reduce the types of recyclable waste collected from that household to three.

      (1C) If in the opinion of the Secretary of State it is reasonable to do so, he may by order specify that a waste collection authority may have additional time to meet the duty required by subsection (1B) above, and different times may be specified for different waste collection authorities, provided that any additional time specified is no more than five years and that reasons for any such specification are published in a report that is laid before Parliament.

      (1D) In this section, "types of recyclable" waste shall be defined as follows:

       paper waste

       metal food or drinks containers

       glass food or drinks containers, and other such glass as defined appropriate by the local authority

       plastics

       textiles, fabrics or clothes

       unused household paints and varnishes

       used engine oils and lubricants

       household furniture

       electric batteries.".

    (3)   In section 46(1) (receptacles for household waste), after "section 45(1)(a)" there is inserted "or sections 45(1A), or 45(1B)".

    (4)   In section 48(2) (duties of waste collection authorities as respects disposal of waste collected), after "respects", there is inserted "the recyclable household waste or any biodegradable household waste collected subject to sections 45(1A), or 45(1B) or for other".

    (5)   In section 51(1) after (b) there is inserted—

      "(c) for the recycling and composting of waste collected by waste collection authorities subject to sections 45(1A), or 45(1B)".

    (6)   In section 51(1) for "either case" there is substituted "all cases".'.


   

Mr Michael Meacher

15

Title,     line     1,     leave out from 'composting' to 'waste' in line 2 and insert 'and recycling of household'.


 
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