§ Mr. Robert Jackson
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what progress he is making in implementing his commitments contained in Waste Strategy 2000 to curb junk mail. 
Mr. Robert Ainsworth
My officials have had a number of meetings with representatives of the direct mail and promotions industry and other interested parties to discuss a producer responsibility initiative. Some progress has been made and I am hopeful that a voluntary scheme to increase the recycling of "junk mail" can be agreed.