§ Mr. Hendry
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the cost to local authorities involved in storing refrigerators and deep-freezers awaiting recycling(a) by each local authority area and (b) in total. 
§ Mr. Meacher
The costs of storage will be affected by a range of factors, in particular the environmental protection standards that are set for storage facilities. This Department has been working with stakeholders to assess the appropriate standards for storage of waste refrigeration equipment and will finalise this guidance shortly. We will monitor the costs of such storage over the next few months.