Amendments proposed to the Waste and Emissions Trading Bill - continued House of Commons

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Strategies for meeting the EU Waste Directives: Wales

   

Norman Baker
Sue Doughty

NC27

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The National Assembly for Wales must have a strategy to meet the requirements of all existing and future EU Directives which relate to waste management policy and strategy.

    (2)   Before formulating policy for the purposes of subsection (1), the Assembly must—

      (a) consult the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers, the Department of the Environment and the Environment Agency,

      (b) consult such bodies or persons appearing to it to be representative of the interests of local government as it considers appropriate,

      (c) consult such bodies or persons appearing to it to be representative of the interests of industry as it considers appropriate, and

      (d) carry out such public consultation as it considers appropriate.

    (3)   The Assembly must set out in a statement any policy formulated for the purposes of subsection (1).

    (4)   The Assembly must, as soon as a statement is prepared for the purposes of subsection (3), send a copy of it to—

      (a) the Secretary of State,

      (b) the Scottish Ministers, and

      (c) the Department of the Environment.'.


Strategies for meeting the EU Waste Directives: Northern Ireland

   

Norman Baker
Sue Doughty

NC28

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Department of the Environment must have a strategy to meet the requirements of all existing and future EU Directives which relate to waste management policy and strategy.

    (2)   Before formulating policy for the purposes of subsection (1), the Department must—

      (a) consult the Secretary of State, the Scottish Ministers and the National Assembly for Wales,

      (b) consult such bodies or persons appearing to it to be representative of the interests of local government as it considers appropriate,

      (c) consult such bodies or persons appearing to it to be representative of the interests of industry as it considers appropriate, and

      (d) carry out such public consultation as it considers appropriate.

    (3)   The Department must set out in a statement any policy formulated for the purposes of subsection (1).

    (4)   The Department must, as soon as a statement is prepared for the purposes of subsection (4), send a copy of it to—

      (a) the Secretary of State,

      (b) the Scottish Ministers, and

      (c) the National Assembly for Wales.'.


Sorting of municipal waste

   

Mr Bill Wiggin

NC29

To move the following Clause:—

       'From 1st January 2010, waste disposal authorities shall not dispose of municipal waste by sending it to landfill, or by sending it to an incinerator, or by sending it to an energy recovery plant if that municipal waste has not been sorted in order to remove recyclable waste.'.


Zero waste strategy

   

Mr John Hayes
Mr Jonathan Sayeed
Mr Gregory Baker

NC30

To move the following Clause:—

    '(1)   The Secretary of State shall—

      (a) within twelve months put before Parliament a strategy to deliver a year on year decrease in the volume of waste sent to landfill that shall be commensurate with statutory reductions in the weight and volume of waste sent to landfill as required by Clause One; and

      (b) report to Parliament as to progress by area, every twelve months thereafter and that report shall detail the amount by both weight and volume.

    (2)   The strategy to decrease the volume of waste sent to landfill shall ensure that the volume of waste sent to landfill shall be reduced according to a formula, which the Secretary of State shall specify, which accurately measures the significance of waste by volume against waste by weight.'.


Annual report to Parliament

   

Mr Gregory Baker
Mr Bill Wiggin

NC31

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall make an annual report to Parliament on the progress made towards encouraging and requiring the producers and manufacturers of goods and products to use processes and material that minimise packaging and facilitate the repair, reuse and recycling of their products.'.


Moratorium on new municipal incinerators

   

Mr Gregory Baker
Mr Jonathan Sayeed

NC32

To move the following Clause:—

       'The Secretary of State shall introduce a moratorium on the building of new municipal waste incinerators until—

      (a) each responsible local authority, either directly or indirectly by co-operation with other stakeholders, can provide for the separation and recycling of domestic waste where it is economically viable;

      (b) all local waste management strategies conform to standardised national waste management criteria, which will be specified by the Secretary of State, which can be met through various ways according to local conditions, which should ensure:

      (i) extraction or recycling of metal;

      (ii) removal of organic and other green waste to produce compost;

      (iii) recycling of paper and card;

      (iv) recycling of wood;

      (v) recycling of colour separated glass, or, where colour separation is impossible, recycling as cullet for road building etc.;

      (vi) recycling of certain plastics;

      (vii) minimal transportation of waste to keep traffic and pollution levels down;

      (viii) recovery of energy from those forms of waste which it is economically non-viable to recycle, given the inferior quality of the recyclate;

      (ix) lower energy costs to the locality for energy supply from the local recycling plant—probably only viable with new developments;

      (x) high quality and regular monitoring of the facility to ensure continued safety to the local community; and

      (c) the Government has introduced fiscal measures which act as a disincentive to incineration and encourage reuse and recycling.'.

   

Mr Michael Meacher

22

Clause     38,     page     23,     line     3,     leave out subsection (2).


ORDER OF THE HOUSE [20TH MARCH 2003]

That the following provisions shall apply to the Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords]:

Committal

    1.   The Bill shall be committed to a Standing Committee.

Proceedings in Standing Committee

    2.   Proceedings in the Standing Committee shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion on Tuesday 29th April 2003.

    3.   The Standing Committee shall have leave to sit twice on the first day on which it meets.

Consideration and Third Reading

    4.   Proceedings on consideration shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion one hour before the moment of interruption on the day on which those proceedings are commenced.

    5.   Proceedings on Third Reading shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at the moment of interruption on the day on which proceedings on consideration are commenced.

    6.   Sessional Order B (programming committees) made on 28th June 2001 shall not apply to proceedings on consideration and Third Reading.

Other proceedings

    7.   Any other proceedings on the Bill (including any proceedings on consideration of Lords Amendments or on any further messages from the Lords) may be programmed.


ORDER OF THE COMMITTEE [3RD APRIL 2003]

That—

    (1)   during proceedings on the Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords], the Standing Committee, in addition to its first sitting on Thursday 3rd April at 8.55 a.m., shall meet on that day at 2.30 p.m. and on Tuesday 8th April and Thursday 10th April at 8.55 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.;

    (2)   the Committee shall consider the Bill in the following Order: Clauses 1 to 33; New Clauses relating to Part 1; New Schedules relating to Part 1; Clauses 34 and 35; remaining New Clauses; remaining New Schedules; Clauses 36 to 38; and remaining proceedings on the Bill;

    (3)   proceedings in the Committee on the Bill shall (so far as not previously concluded) be brought to a conclusion at 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 10th April 2003.


 
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