Waste Authorities

MQT on 2007-05-23
Session date: 
May 23, 2007
Question By: 
Brian Coleman
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In your recent press release announcing you will be appealing the decision of the High Court to quash your attempts to force your directions on the West London Waste Authority you state 'The Government argues that the powers the Mayor has over waste in the capital are sufficient, which this decision today shows is not the case.' Is this not a rather specious argument and that all it shows is that there are some areas where it is not appropriate for the Mayor to have his powers extended, waste being one of them?


Answer for Waste Authorities

Answer for Waste Authorities

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The decision shows exactly why my powers need to be extended. I have a duty to write the Municipal Waste Management Strategy for London yet I lack sufficient powers to implement it, or ensure that it is properly implemented by local authorities.