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Scrap metal bill in Commons for crucial debate

The future of scrap metal industry reform hangs in the balance as MPs prepare to debate Richard Ottaway’s bill to overhaul regulation of the sector.

Richard Ottaway

Richard Ottaway

The Government-backed Scrap Metal Dealers Bill will come before the Commons for its third reading this morning. Backers of the bill, including the British Metals Recycling Association (BMRA), fear two Tory backbench MPs could attempt to kill the legislation.

Philip Davies and Christopher Chope have tabled around 100 amendments to the bill.

The BMRA has said the proposed new licensing regime is urgently needed by the industry as the cash ban looms.

Check MRW.co.uk/news later today for developments from the Commons.

 

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