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Defra defends waste laws but invites LGA for talks

Environment Minister Joan Ruddock has defended waste laws, against Local Government Association (LGA) calls for a rethink of interpretations. In a letter to the LGA (April 3 2008) she said that Government requests for full compliance, made in a letter sent October 2007, represented the same position Government has taken for many years.But LGA policy officer Alice Roberts told MRW in March 2008 that full compliance would mean schedule 2 organisations, such as hospitals, schools ...