§ Mr. Dalyell
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what policy he has to encourage the reclamation of valuable materials from domestic and industrial waste;
(2) what discussions he is having with local authorities in Scotland about ways of salvaging some ingredients from 345W domestic and industrial waste, such as metals and paper, and the extent to which the incineration of residue can be used as a source of energy.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The recommendation of the Working Party on Refuse Disposal on this matter have been brought to the attention of all Scottish local authorities. As its Report stated, re-use of materials depends on economic factors related to supply and demand in particular industries. The extent to which incineration of refuse can be used as a source of energy depends on local circumstances.