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Beckett dismisses 'preferential help' claim

Margaret Beckett has ridiculed Sue Doughty after the Liberal Democrat MP claimed the Government was using recycling laws to benefit Labour councils. The Secretary of State for the Environment insisted the Government would not be able to implement such a policy even if it wanted to. The controversy started in December when the Government capped 2005/6 recycling targets at 30% and cut the fine for non-compliance with the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme (LATS) to £150 ...