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Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what records his Department holds on (a) which local authorities collect mixed plastic for recycling and (b) what recycling method is used after collection from residents in each case. 
Local authorities report the tonnages they collect for recycling, which includes plastics, to WasteDataFlow. However, it is not possible to differentiate mixed plastics from other types of plastic collections in this data source.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) is undertaking trials with a number of technologies aimed at understanding the best ways to handle mixed plastics from an environmental, economical and technological perspective. The programme is investigating three main areas: collection, reprocessing, and end markets. Different recycling and recovery options are being considered as part of this work.
WRAP and Recoup conduct an annual survey of local authorities which gathers data on waste plastics collections. The 2008 survey will be undertaken shortly, and will include specific questions on mixed plastics.
When the data from this survey has been analysed, it should provide more information on those local authorities collecting mixed plastics.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to publish the individual results for each of the Business Resource Efficiency and Waste partners for 2005-06 and 2006-07. 
Joan Ruddock: We expect the 2005-06 results from individual delivery bodies delivering the Business Resource Efficiency and Waste (BREW) programme to be published in March. We plan to publish aggregated results for 2006-07 around the same time, followed by individual delivery body results by late summer. I will arrange for copies of both sets of results to be placed in the House Library when they are available.
Lynne Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the criteria for funding agreements are with each of the Business Resource Efficiency and Waste partners for 2007-08. 
Joan Ruddock: In developing the Business Resource Efficiency and Waste Programme (BREW), DEFRA has sought the views of various business and environment stakeholders including the Confederation of British Industry, the Federation of Small Businesses and the Green Alliance. With regard to planning for the year 2007-08 of the programme, these and other organisations were invited to a stakeholder event (held in May 2006) followed by a consultation on specific proposals for activity (from October to November 2006). These various dialogues helped inform the overall coverage of the programme.
(ii) can only be used to support measures related to business; it cannot be used to support local authorities, or organisations whose waste is treated as 'household waste' (e.g. schools), except under the circumstances outlined in the following paragraph;
(a) BREW funding may be used to fund a programme that is located outside England or would also have benefits outside England, providing that the target of the programme is England and primary benefits are to business in England; and it would be impractical to run the programme without such external benefits occurring;
Dr. Murrison: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 30 January 2008, Official Report, column 364W, on armed forces: inquests, how much was spent on legal representation and advice on each coroner's case heard in which legal proceedings are complete in each year. 
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In some cases where inquests have completed, there may be future small residual charges made to close files.
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