|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
|Percentage of household waste sent for recycling or composting in Hartlepool|
MWMS Data for 200304 have not been released yet. Best Value Performance Indicator data (for the percentage of household waste sent for recycling or composting) are usually a good indicator for Defra's MWMS. The 200304 BVPI figure for the percentage of household waste sent for recycling or composting in Hartlepool is 13 per cent.
Ross Cranston: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding Dudley council received from her Department for waste reduction, minimisation and recycling in each of the last four years; and if she will make a statement. 
The main source of funding for Dudley council is through the Environmental, Protective and Cultural Services (EPCS) block of annual Government grant. It is for the local authority to decide what proportion of the block is invested in waste management services including recycling. It is therefore not possible to say how much funding Dudley received for waste reduction, minimisation and recycling in each of the last four years.
31 Jan 2005 : Column 582W
Tom Cox: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of (a) domestic, (b) commercial and (c) industrial refuse has been recycled within the Greater London area in each of the last three years. 
Mr. Evans: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will make a statement on the responses to the consultation, Making space for water", with particular reference to the risk of damage to domestic oil tanks from flooding. 
Mr. Morley: Some 270 responses have been received to the Making space for water" consultation exercise, which sought views on proposals for a new Government strategy for flood and coastal erosion risk management in England.
To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the meetings he has had with representatives of the drinks, licensing and public house industries in the last 12
31 Jan 2005 : Column 583W
months broken down by (a) date and (b) attendees; whether civil servants were present at each meeting to record what occurred; and what separate meetings his officials have had with the drinks industry. 
The Prime Minister: During the consultation process on the Licensing Act and the Alcohol Strategy, Ministers and officials across Government met a wide range of companies, local authorities, trade unions, the police, and many public bodies and individuals, as part of the usual policy-making process. All meetings were undertaken in accordance with the rules set out in the Ministerial Code and the civil service code.
In May 2004 I attended the Responsible Drinking Forum, accompanied by my officials, where I gave a speech on alcohol abuse. A copy of this is available on the Number 10 website. My officials met the organisers of the Responsible Drinking Forum in preparation for this event.
The Prime Minister: Clause 6 (1) of the European Union Bill provides for the date of the referendum to be set by order, after the Bill has been approved by Parliament. No decision has yet been taken on the date.
The Prime Minister: I have no current plans to meet the Chairman of the Gulf Co-operation Council during the UK Presidency of the EU. Detailed planning for meetings during the UK Presidency is still under way. However, I have frequent contacts with the leaders of the GCC countries and intend to continue this.
Mr. Hayes: To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his oral answer to the right hon. and learned Member for Folkestone and Hythe (Mr. Howard) on 26 January 2005, Official Report, column 300, on homelessness and the Thames Gateway development, to which hon. Member he was referring; and what the evidential basis was for his statement that the opposition planned to cancel the project. 
The Prime Minister:
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave the right hon. and learned Member for
31 Jan 2005 : Column 584W
Folkestone and Hythe (Mr. Howard), at Prime Minister's Questions on 26 January 2005, Official Report, column 300. A copy of the article that contains the pledge by the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) to which I referred has been placed in the Library of the House.
Mr. Tyrie: To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the occasions between 31 March 2003 and 31 March 2004 when special advisers attended meetings with external representatives at which Ministers were not present. 
The Prime Minister: No central records are held and to obtain such records would incur disproportionate costs. Special advisers hold meetings with a wide range of external representatives in their official capacity. All such meetings are conducted in accordance with the requirements of the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers.
The Prime Minister: No central records are held and to obtain such records would incur disproportionate costs. Any speeches made by special advisers in an official capacity are conducted in accordance with the Code of Conduct for Special Advisers.
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|