§ Mr. Sayeed
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect on disposal routes of the reclassification of waste as hazardous. 
§ Mr. Meacher
Reclassification of waste as hazardous will restrict its disposal via landfill to those sites classified as landfill sites for hazardous waste by the Environment Agency. Landfill site operators should have submitted site conditioning plans (required by 16 July) detailing what classification they are seeking for their site. It is still too early to assess what hazardous waste capacity will be available after 16 July but the waste management industry have informed us that they do not foresee a shortfall.