§ Mr. William Ross
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, further to his answer to the hon. Member for Londonderry, East of 2 July, how much of the special waste produced in the United Kingdom annually is disposed of by incineration.
§ Mr. Baldry
My Department's "Digest of Environmental Protection and Water Statistics No. 13" published by HMSO in 1991 included in figure 5.3 an estimate that about 5 per cent. of the special waste produced in the United Kingdom in 1988 was disposed of by incineration. This figure is probably typical for any 12-month period in recent years.