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EDM (Early Day Motion) 584: tabled on 13 December 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 6 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House congratulates Plaid Cymru and Rhondda Cynon Taf County Council for closing the Nantygwyddon Landfill Site; notes the council's election promise to close the tip; further notes the success of the new leadership of the council, under the direction of Pauline Jarman AM, in turning around the economic predicament of the council; condemns the former Labour-run Rhondda Cynon Taf council for opening the site so close to people's homes and in such an unsuitable location; questions the dubious nature of the use of European funding to finance the project; further condemns the former Welsh Office for approving the site's application for European funding to help tourism and industry; is concerned by the Environment Agency's refusal to respond to public complaints; and urges the Public Accounts Committee to investigate the funding of the tip and the actions of all relevant bodies involved.

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leave out from 'congratulates' to end and add 'the Labour-led National Assembly for Wales on commissioning the independent Purchon Report on the Nantgwyddon landfill site; notes that it is only following the publication of the report that the Welsh Nationalist leadership of the Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council has finally agreed to stop tipping household waste at Nantgwyddon; further notes the Welsh Nationalists promised during the local elections in 1999 that they would close the tip on Friday if they were elected on Thursday; is surprised that despite two and a half years having passed since then, the tip is still open; welcomes the generosity of the Labour-led Assembly's financial allocations to Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council,especially its generous provision for a new waste strategy; and calls on the Council and Amegen to institute a full review of the monitoring of hydrogen sulphide gases at the site.'.
Labour, Rhondda
EDM 584A1: tabled on 18 December 2001