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FUNDING FOR CHESHIRE'S DISPOSAL OF REFRIGERATORS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 337: tabled on 10 December 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes that the Government proposes to fund the additional costs to Cheshire County Council, as a result of implementing Article 16(2) of EC Regulation 2037/00 on Ozone Depleting Substances, in the period from 1st April 2002 to 31st March 2003, by means of a special grant allocation of ú442,130; further notes that the estimated actual cost by Cheshire County Council for the storage and disposal of redundant refrigerators during this time period is ú620,000, and that in addition to the estimated cost to Vale Royal Borough Council of ú20,000, unknown costs for the collection of redundant refrigerators are also being incurred by Chester City Council, Congleton Borough Council, Crewe and Nantwich Borough Council, Ellesmere Port and Neston Borough Council and Macclesfield Borough Council; recognises thereby that the total extra cost in Cheshire is in excess of ú640,000; and, in view of the statement by the Minister for the Environment, the Right honourable Member for Oldham West and Royton on local authority funding that 'We are ... taking the realistic view that if extra duties are imposed they should be reasonably funded. That is the Government's policy' (Official Report, 14th January, column 125), calls upon the Government to make clear how it intends to fund the shortfall in Cheshire which will not be less than ú197,870.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.