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Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much plastic per person was recycled in (a) Brent, East and (b) each London borough in each year since 1997. 
The following table shows the amount of plastic per person collected for recycling by local authorities as reported to the Defra annual survey of Municipal Waste Management. These figures underestimate the total amount of plastics collected for recycling since some authorities collect an unknown amount of plastics for recycling as part of a mixed (co-mingled) collection of recyclables:
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|kg per capita|
|Barking and Dagenham|||||||||||||||
|City of London|||||||||||||||
|Hammersmith and Fulham|||||||||||||||
|Kensington and Chelsea||0.3||0.2||0.5||0.5||0.7||0.6|
|Kingston upon Thames||||0.2||0.3||0.2||0.2||||5.2|
|Richmond upon Thames||||0.1|||||||||||
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average cost of collecting rubbish was, per household, in each English region in each year since 1997. 
|Yorkshire and the Humber||30.7||31.9||33.9||39.0|
|East of England||30.1||31.1||33.5||37.5|
Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) public tip and (b) large scale rubbish facilities there were on the last date for which figures are available; and how many there were in each year since 1997. 
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what plans her Department has to reclassify motor sport under the 28-day rule of the Single Farm Payment scheme; 
Land used in support of applications for payment under the 2005 Single Payment Scheme (SPS) must be at applicants' disposal for the 10-month period nominated on their application forms. Under recently
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updated guidance issued by the Department, motor sports may take place on up to 28 days during the nominated 10-month period, in addition to all of the remaining two months of the year. The updated guidance takes on board representations made by motor sports interests and, overall, we would expect the impact of the SPS on the availability of agricultural land used for such sports to be limited. There are no immediate plans to further update the guidance, but it will be reviewed for the 2006 scheme in the light of experience of this first year of operation of the SPS.
Tim Farron: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of the regulatory restrictions governing the carrying out of motor sports on agricultural land are imposed under EU statutory requirements. 
Jim Knight: For the purposes of the Single Payment Scheme, the relevant EU legislation is Council Regulation No. 1782/2003. Title II, Chapter 1 covers the requirements related to cross-compliance while Title III, Chapter 3, Section 1 covers the requirements related to eligibility of land.
Miss McIntosh: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons sugar beet is treated differently from potatoes in relation to authorised entitlements on land under the Single Farm Payments system. 
The EU rules for the 'flat-rate' model of the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) adopted in England are designed to avoid any SPS related increase in production of fruit, vegetables and potatoes and so avoid disadvantaging growers of these crops in those parts of the EU which did not adopt the 'flat-rate' model. There is no need for similar rules in relation to sugar beet as quotas still limit production of that crop.
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Mr. Whittingdale: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations she has received concerning the impact of the eligibility rules for Single Farm Payment on off-road motor sport events; and if she will make a statement. 
Jim Knight: The Department has issued guidance on the Single Payment Scheme (SPS) and non-agricultural use of land which balances the need for diversification opportunities with the necessity to abide by EU rules on eligibility of land under the scheme. Following representations from a number of motor sports organisations and enthusiasts, that guidance has recently been updated. Motor sports are now placed in a category which allows for events to take place on up to 28 days during the 10-month period that farmers must declare, for SPS payment purposes, that they have the required amount of eligible land at their disposal. In addition, such events may take place on that land at any time during the remaining two months of the year. It remains the case that all claims for SPS payment are subject to observance of set cross-compliance conditions, which apply for the whole calendar year.
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