17 September 2004 Hazardous Waste and Waste Policy

17 September 2004 Hazardous Waste and Waste Policy


Wednesday 20 October 2004

The Committee will be taking evidence from:

3.20pm Elliot Morley, MP, Minister for Environment and Agri-Environment for the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

This one-off session is intended to review the Government's progress in waste matters since last year's evidence session with the Rt Hon Margaret Beckett MP, the Secretary of State for DEFRA.  As well as covering Government policy on general waste issues, the session will focus on hazardous waste in the aftermath of the ending of co-disposal in July of this year and with the new hazardous waste regulations expected next year.

The Committee is happy to receive memoranda before the session from individuals, companies or other bodies which raise points of relevance to the Government's waste and hazardous waste policies.

This session will be open to the public on a first come, first served basis.  Room allocations are subject to change at short notice.  Please call the Committee Information Line on: 020 7219 2033 for confirmation nearer the time.

Notes for Editors

1.The Committee published its Fifth report, Waste - An Audit on 23 April 2003, HC 99 and can be found on the Committee's website.

2.The Government response was published as the Committee's Fourth Special Report of Session 2002-03, HC 1081 on 20 October 2003 and can also be found on this website.

3.Oral evidence from the Rt Hon Margaret Becket MP, Secretary of State for DEFRA, taken on Tuesday 2 December, together with a supplementary memorandum from her department, was published as Minutes of Evidence, HC72-I, on 12 March 2004.