§ Mr. Sayeed
To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the Minister of State for Energy and Construction has visited facilities which extract energy from municipal waste in the past two years; and what plans he has for such visits. 
§ Mr. Timms
My hon. Friend the then Minister for Energy and Construction visited CPS Civic Ltd.'s energy from waste plant in Sheffield in March this year. He also met with representatives from Compact Power in London in March.
I have no immediate plans for such visits, although I am always interested to hear the industry's views. However my officials have regular meetings with representatives of the waste management industry, and have played an active role in the development of good practice initiatives by the National Resource and Waste Forum.