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FUNDING FOR HERTFORDSHIRE'S DISPOSAL OF REFRIGERATORS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 342: tabled on 10 December 2002

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 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 Hertfordshire 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 ú790,169; further notes that the estimated actual cost to Hertfordshire County Council for the storage and disposal of redundant refrigerators during this period is ú1,100,000, and that in addition to the estimated cost to Broxbourne Borough Council, East Hertfordshire District Council and Hertsmere Borough Council, Three Rivers District Council of ú30,954, ú22,000, ú55,575 and ú63,587 respectively, unknown costs for the collection of redundant refrigerators are also being incurred by Dacorum Borough Council, North Hertfordshire District Council, Stevenage Borough Council, Watford Borough Council and Welwyn Hatfield District Council; recognises thereby that the total extra cost in Hertfordshire County Council is in excess of ú1,272,116; 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, c125), calls upon the Government to make clear how it intends to fund the shortfall in Hertfordshire County Council which will not be less than ú481,947.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.