§ Mr. Etherington
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions, pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Reading, West (Mr. Salter) of 2 April 1998,Official Report, columns 601–02, how many responses have been received to the consultation exercise for amending the Special Waste Regulations 1996 and Waste Management Licensing Regulations 1994. 
§ Angela Eagle
My Department received 53 direct responses. The Scottish Office received a further 30 responses and the Welsh Office two. I am depositing a list of those who responded in the Libraries of both Houses. Copies of the letters will be placed in the relevant Departmental Library. I will issue a response once a full analysis has been undertaken.