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|26 Jun 2017, 2 p.m.||Beverage Containers: Recycling||Kerry McCarthy|
To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, with reference to page 34 of the Government's Litter Strategy for England published in April 2017, whether the timeline for his Department's Working Group on Voluntary and Economic Incentives Reduce Litter to consider the advantages and disadvantages of different types of deposit and reward and return schemes for drinks containers, and to produce advice by the end of 2017, still stands.
Answer (Dr Thérèse Coffey)
In line with civil service guidance, work to establish the Working Group was paused during the recent pre-election period. Defra officials will be establishing the Working Group soon, with the aim of the Group providing advice to Ministers in the new year.
Once the Working Group has been established, I will write to the hon. Member with details of its membership and place a copy in the library of the House