Waste and Emissions Trading Bill [Lords]

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The Chairman: I now suspend the sitting for half an hour until 10 minutes to 6 o'clock. I understand there will be discussions through the usual channels between the three parties. I suspect that it is intended that when we come back we shall discuss the next set of amendments and then adjourn today's proceedings.

5.20 pm

Sitting suspended.

5.51 pm

On resuming—

Amendment proposed: No. 58, in

    clause 17, page 11, line 27, after 'by', insert

    'waste minimisation, reuse of waste products,'.—[Mr. Wiggin.]

Question put, That the amendment be made:–

The Committee divided: Ayes 6, Noes 8.

Division No. 5]

AYES
Baker, Norman Barker, Gregory Doughty, Sue
Hayes, Mr. John Sayeed, Mr. Jonathan Wiggin, Mr. Bill

NOES
Ainger, Mr. Nick Drew, Mr. David Havard, Mr. Dai Kidney, Mr. David
Meacher, Mr. Michael Thomas, Gareth Tipping, Paddy Whitehead, Dr. Alan

Question accordingly negatived.

The Chairman: Order. I do not think that cups of tea are allowed in the Committee.

Mr. Wiggin: I beg to move amendment No. 59, in

    clause 17, page 11, line 27, after 'production', insert 'or'.

The Chairman: With this it will be convenient to discuss the following:

Amendment No. 4, in

    clause 17, page 11, line 28, leave out 'or energy recovery'.

Amendment No. 5, in

    clause 18, page 12, line 40, leave out 'or energy recovery'.

Amendment No. 6, in

    clause 19, page 13, line 28, leave out 'or energy recovery'.

Amendment No. 7, in

    clause 20, page 14, line 16, leave out 'or energy recovery'.

Amendment No. 8, in

    clause 22, page 15, line 28, after 'sorting', insert

    ', but not including incineration'.

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New clause 5

Strategies for incineration: England—

    '.—(1) The Secretary of State must have a strategy for—

    (a) Placing a moratorium on the building of new incinerators until a review is completed of the health and environmental impacts of incineration and other thermal treatments of waste.

    (b) Reducing the amount of waste that is sent for incineration at existing sites.

    (c) Extending the landfill tax to incorporate incineration.

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

    (a) consult the Scottish Ministers, the National Assembly for Wales, the Department of the Environment, the Secretary of State for the Home Office, the Environment Agency and the Mayor of London,

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

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

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

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

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

    (a) the Scottish Ministers,

    (b) the National Assembly for Wales, and

    (c) the Department of the Environment.'.

New clause 6

Strategies for incineration: Scotland

    '.—(1) The Scottish Ministers must have a strategy for—

    (a) Placing a moratorium on the building of new incinerators until a review is completed of the health and environmental impacts of incineration and other thermal treatments of waste.

    (b) Reducing the amount of waste that is sent for incineration at existing sites.

    (c) Extending the landfill tax to incorporate incineration.

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

    (a) consult the Secretary of State, the National Assembly for Wales, the Department of the Environment and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency,

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

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

    (d) carry out such public consultation as they consider appropriate.

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

    (4) The Scottish Ministers 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 National Assembly for Wales, and

    (c) the Department of the Environment.'.

New clause 7

Strategies for incineration: Wales

    '.—(1) The National Assembly for Wales must have a strategy for—

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    (a) Placing a moratorium on the building of new incinerators until a review is completed of the health and environmental impacts of incineration and other thermal treatments of waste.

    (b) Reducing the amount of waste that is sent for incineration at existing sites.

    (c) Extending the landfill tax to incorporate incineration.

    (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.'.

New clause 8

Strategies for incineration: Northern Ireland

    '.—(1) The Department of the Environment must have a strategy for—

    (a) Placing a moratorium on the building of new incinerators until a review is completed of the health and environmental impacts of incineration and other thermal treatments of waste.

    (b) Reducing the amount of waste that is sent for incineration at existing sites.

    (c) Extending the landfill tax to incorporate incineration.

    (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 (3), send a copy of it to—

    (a) the Secretary of State,

    (b) the Scottish Ministers, and

    (c) the National Assembly for Wales.'.

New clause 9

Strategies for incineration: England

    '(1) The Secretary of State must have a strategy for assessing the environmental and health impacts from incinerators.

    (2) The Secretary of State will set out in Regulations:

    (a) that all currently operating incinerators will begin continuous monitoring of dioxin emissions;

    (b) that waste disposal authorities must produce waste strategies that do not require the building of new incinerators.

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    (3) Before formulating policy for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), the Secretary of State must—

    (a) consult the Scottish Ministers, the National Assembly for Wales, the Department of the Environment, the Secretary of State for the Home Office, the Environment Agency and the Mayor of London,

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

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

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

    (4) The Secretary of State must set out in a statement any policy formulated for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2).

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

    (a) the Scottish Ministers,

    (b) the National Assembly for Wales, and

    (c) the Department of the Environment.'.

New clause 10

Strategies for incineration: Scotland

    '(1) The Scottish Ministers must have a strategy for assessing the environmental and health impacts from incinerators.

    (2) The Scottish Ministers will set out in legislation:

    (a) that all currently operating incinerators will begin continuous monitoring of dioxin emissions;

    (b) that waste disposal authorities must produce waste strategies that do not require the building of new incinerators.

    (3) Before formulating policy for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2), the Scottish Ministers must—

    (a) consult the Secretary of State, the National Assembly for Wales, the Department of the Environment and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency,

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

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

    (d) carry out such public consultation as they consider appropriate.

    (4) The Scottish Ministers must set out in a statement any policy formulated for the purposes of subsections (1) and (2).

    (5) The Scottish Ministers 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 National Assembly for Wales, and

    (c) the Department of the Environment.'.

 
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