§ Lord Beaumont of Whitley
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What steps they will be taking following the rejection by the European Parliament of "the common position on the draft directive on the landfill of waste".
The European Commission is expected to publish a proposal for a Council Directive on the landfill of waste in the next few weeks. The Commission's Communication on the Review of the Community Strategy for Waste Management suggests that all waste going to landfill should be pre-treated. We expect, therefore, that the proposal will include new provisions requiring the pre-treatment of all waste going to landfill. These would be unacceptable to the United Kingdom and we shall oppose them.