Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee

Session 2008-09

22 July 2009

INQUIRY RE-OPENED: Waste Strategy for England 2007

The Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Committee has re-opened its inquiry into the Waste Strategy for England 2007 to examine the issue of illegal waste exports. The Committee intends to take oral evidence in the autumn from Defra and the Environment Agency following allegations of illegal waste shipments to Brazil and other countries. The Committee wishes to examine in particular whether the legal and regulatory controls on waste exports are adequately robust, whether sanctions and penalties for their infraction are sufficient and whether monitoring and enforcement activities are effectively resourced and managed.

The Committee invites all interested parties to address these and related matters in writing by Monday 5 October 2009. More information about the required format of submissions is given below.

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Submissions should be in Word or rich text format and sent by e-mail to efracom@parliament.uk. The body of the e-mail must include a contact name, telephone number and postal address. The e-mail should also make clear who the submission is from.

Submissions must address the terms of reference. They should be as brief as possible, and no more than 2,000 words. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document must include an executive summary (no more than one page long).

Committees make public much of the evidence they receive during inquiries. If you do not wish your submission to be published, you must clearly say so. If you wish to include private or confidential information in your submission to the Committee, please contact the Clerk of the Committee to discuss this. Please bear in mind that Committees are not able to investigate individual cases.

Personal information, such as address and contact details, should be provided separately from the body of your submission. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, no public use should be made of the submission unless you have first obtained permission from the Committee.

For further details about this inquiry, please contact Sarah Coe, Committee Specialist (Environment), on 020 7219 2290.

Information about the Committee can be found at: http://www.parliament.uk/efracom



1. Further details about this inquiry can be found at:
Waste strategy 2007 inquiry pages

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