§ Mr. Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what plans he has to ensure that small incinerators, used for the cremation of pets at pet cemeteries, will not become illegal when the EU Waste Incineration Directive is implemented; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Hill
The proposed Waste Incineration Directive is now in the last stages of negotiations. It will not, however, affect existing incinerators for five years, and we are looking at implementation options which will minimise the burden on small animal incinerators, including pet crematoria, while ensuring that there are appropriate environmental safeguards.